September 1 Deadline for Return–to-Work Retiree Due to Certified Shortage

Reminder – The deadline to enroll and upload declarations online is September 1 for hiring full-time bus drivers due to a certified shortage.  After such time, return-to-work retirees must be enrolled under the earnings limit provisions of La. R.S. 11:1006.

LSERS Annual Privatization Questionnaire 2015

The Annual Privatization Questionnaire  is now available online.

The questionnaire shall be completed by each School Board. The School Board Superintendent shall verify the information contained thereon and sign the district response. The completed questionnaire must be received by LSERS on or before October 1, 2015.

If you have any questions, contact Larisa Ellard, LSERS internal auditor, at 225.925.7492 or via email

Salary Reporting for 9-Month Employees

Salary upload files for monthly Salary Contribution Reports for the months of July and August should reflect zeroes for 9-month employees unless the employees did work and receive earnings during those months.  Correctly reporting zeros will greatly reduce the number of error messages on the Exception Reports.  If you have any questions, contact Kimberly Stewart at 225.925.4411 or via email

Form 4C Contribution Payments Transmittal (Clarification)

Last month’s Employer eNews informed you of the discontinuance of several paper forms.  For clarification, the Form 4C has been converted from a paper form to an online form.  It must be submitted to LSERS when a payment is made.  Once you have completed the form online, simply hit the “Submit” button at the bottom of the form and it will automatically be emailed to LSERS.   Payments are posted to your account upon receipt of the online Form 4C.  If you have any questions, please contact Kim Stewart at 225.925.4411 or via email at


Best Practices for Completing Beneficiary Form

For accurate and timely processing of Named Beneficiary, Form 3, please ensure that these guidelines are followed:
  • Discard outdated forms and replace with latest revision dated 7/13.  The most current version is located on our website at under Resources>Forms.
  • Form shall not be altered.  A form is considered altered when the name of the beneficiary is marked through or altered using whiteout or other corrective methods.
  • Complete multiple forms if more than three primary beneficiaries or contingent designations are to be named.  Be sure to mark the box “Check here if more than one form is submitted” located above Section 1.
  • Form must be signed by the member.
  • Form must be witnessed and signed by two persons who are not named beneficiary(ies).
  • When listing multiple primary beneficiaries, percentages should total 100%.This also applies to contingent beneficiaries.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Alison Kessler at 225.925.6485 or 1.800.256.3718 if outside the Baton Rouge calling area or by email at

Crossroads Newsletter

The August 2015 members’ Crossroads newsletter is now available for online viewing.  Printed copies will be mailed by the end of August to all members, retirees and beneficiaries.

And, as always, we appreciate and welcome any and all comments, as this helps
us identify ways to make improvements for you and provide better service to our
members and employers. Feel free to provide feedback and suggestions using
the LSERS Satisfaction Survey on our "Contact Us" page on the LSERS website.

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