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Employer Manual


The PERA Employer Manual is designed to be a comprehensive guide for employers to use when working with issues related to PERA.

Through the links below, you can access individual chapters of the manual.

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Chapter 2

Chapter 2- Statewide Volunteer Firefighter Plan

Designed as a comprehensive guide for the process decision makers are to follow if they are considering the statewide plan for their firefighters.

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Chapter 4

Chapter 4- Defined Contribution Plan

Describes the membership provisions of the DCP, such as contribution rates, required forms, updating member data, investment choices and refund options; as well as guidance on Social Security and Medicare coverage.

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Chapter 7

Chapter 7- Contribution Reporting

Highlights PERA contribution responsibilities, including current rates, remitting payments, salary deduction reports, earnings of working retirees, summer payouts for schools, adjustments, omitted deductions and deductions in error.

 

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Chapter 8

Chapter 8- Member Benefits

This chapter of the manual will help you to learn about the role you play in helping your covered employees to secure PERA benefits upon their termination of public service, permanent disability, or death.

 

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Chapter 9

Chapter 9- Computer File Format

Contains the current file format specifications for processing electronic contribution and member employment information through PERA’s Collect and Manage Information (CAMI) system.

 

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Glossary

Glossary

A full glossary of terms and acronyms used by MN PERA, and their definitions.

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Manual Revisions Log

Manual Revisions Log

A log of Employer Manual revisions.