Welcome to the APERS Employer Page   Here you will have access to helpful information, including links to GASB 68 information, as well as resources and training modules for using ESS.




09/17/18 - We have posted the preliminary employer rates for fiscal 2020 (unchanged from 2019).

06/27/18 - We have posted a downloadable chart of current and past employer rates from fiscal 2010 through 2019.

06 /15/18 - Links to downloadable copies of our summer newsletters for both AASIS and non-AASIS employers are posted below.

05/24/18 - New classroom training dates available for employers. Click here for details, schedules, and registration forms. 

04/20/18 - The audited GASB 68 employer schedules for June 30, 2017 are now available.  We have posted  the schedules on our Publications page or you may download it by clicking here.

01/02/18 - Happy New Year! The APERS Employer Rates FY2019 can be found here, and in the Employer Topics column to the right.

Reporting Resources for Employers

 Act 91 of 2015 requires APERS participating employers to report compensation and service and to remit contributions electronically by July 1, 2017.

Compensation and Service Reports

Employers have the option of reporting compensation and service to APERS via an Excel spreadsheet.


Click here for a Sample Excel file of the Compensation and Service Report.

File Layout

Click here for a detailed explanation of the file layout used in the Compensation and Service Report.

Employer Self Service (ESS) Handbook 

Employer Self Service Handbook

Employer Self-Service Handbook for AASIS users


Classroom Training

We have completed our 2018 schedule for employer classroom training (October 26 session is full). We will announce new dates after the first of the year. 

Online Training Resource

APERS has developed a complete set of interactive training modules to help you learn how to use the COMPASS ESS system. The training modules are separated according to the roles most often associated with a particular task. Choose your role below to access training for all the tasks you may need to perform. A manual for the training modules can be found here.


AASIS functions mainly involve reviewing employees' demographic, employment, and compensation information. AASIS users can also report compensation and service adjustments for previous periods. In addition, AASIS users can establish the login credentials for other staff members and define which tasks they can perform.

 APERS Employer Newsletters



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Here you will find information based on your role in our system, whether you are an active member, near retirement, a retired member or an APERS particpating employer.