ORBIT Training and Reporting Information

Employer Responsibilities

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  • Enrolling all new eligible members into the Retirement System by introducing ORBIT self service to all new members. Please refer to the Member ID File for guidance on how to download new member IDs.
  • Submitting the required employee and employer contributions via the monthly Contribution Summary Instructions (CSI) by 4:30 p.m. on the 4th business day of the month along with monthly ORBIT payroll reporting. Please refer to the Schedule for Submitting Contribution Summary Instructions to avoid a late fee.
  • Certifying employee termination information on the monthly ORBIT payroll report and, under specific circumstances, on the Form 5.
  • Reporting retirees who return to work as State Retirees Subject to Restrictions (STRS) or Local Retirees Subject to Restrictions (LOCRS) on the monthly ORBIT payroll report. Please refer to the ORBIT Employer Reporting Invoices and Penalties document to see how to avoid a penalty fee.

ORBIT Employer Frequently Asked Questions