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Take advantage of ERM training

A variety of training opportunities and methods will be provided to help employers become familiar with the Employer Reporting and Maintenance (ERM) application, scheduled to launch in 2012.

A special edition of Employer Update with links to the training resources will be emailed to employers as soon as the resources are available.

Available mid-January 2012

User Manuals will provide detailed instructions on completing and troubleshooting all functions of the ERM application.

Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) provide high-level overviews of the most commonly performed functions in the ERM application. Most are one page, front and back.

Computer-Based Trainings (CBTs) allow users to receive training at their workstations on their own schedule. CBTs visually and audibly explain how to perform functions in ERM with screenshots highlighting each step of the task.

Available February 2012

Webinars provide ERM users with interactive, educational sessions on how to complete various functions in ERM. Webinar attendees will have the ability to pose questions to a live moderator.

Available March 2012

Classroom Workshops, to be scheduled at various locations throughout the state, will allow employer users to receive hands-on training. These workshops are ideal for those that prefer direct contact with an INPRS representative. Stay tuned for information on how to register for a classroom workshop.

A practice period called a “soft open” will be scheduled prior to go-live. Employers will be able to practice uploading their new file layouts, enrolling members, etc. This will not be a live environment, and information entered into the system during this period will not be saved.

Continue to read Employer Update and visit er.inprs.in.gov for more information on how to take advantage of these training opportunities.

Respond today

INPRS has contacted all employers to verify each employer’s Authorized Agent/Superintendent. Additionally, by now all employers should have received a mailing from INPRS. This mailing included form(s) necessary to set up employer accounts in the new Employer Reporting and Maintenance (ERM) application. If you have not received these forms, please contact INPRS.

To assist employers in completing this information, examples of how various employers should complete these forms are available in the File Templates section of er.inprs.in.gov. A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found in the FAQs section of the same Web site.

For questions, contact us via email at erm@inprs.in.gov, or call us at (888) 526-1687, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Thank you in advance for your prompt response.

Did you miss the previous ERM payroll vendor conferences?

Past ERM Payroll Vendor Conferences rapidly filled to capacity and we were unable to accept a number of registrants. To ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate, we have scheduled additional webinars through January 2012.

These conferences are devoted to the Wage and Contribution file layout you received in June. You and/or your payroll vendor will receive information on the design and usage of the Wage and Contribution file in ERM. Additionally, we’ll be available to answer any questions about the file itself and any associated fields.

Please forward this invite to your payroll vendor or other internal payroll staff. Again, all relevant parties may attend.

We invite you to register for any of the following conferences by clicking here.

Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the webinar.

We look forward to helping you transition as smoothly as possible into ERM.

If you are unable to attend a live webinar, a recorded version is available here.


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