DRS Email 17-003, New ERA Release Date and Employer Technical Requirements

Notice No.: 17-003 
Date: Jan. 30, 2017
Applies to: All Employers
Subject: DRS Email 17-003, New Employer Reporting Application Release Date and Employer Technical Requirements

(Note: The rollout and timeline information below has changed since the publication of this notice. Please refer to the ERA rollout timeline for current information.)

In July, DRS sent all employers Notice 16-010 to provide a preview of the requirements for the new Employer Reporting Application (ERA). Since then, the ERA implementation schedule has been modified. Below is an outline of the revised timeline.

ERA rollout timeline chart
August 2017 – October 2017 Early Adopters begin the rollout
November 2017 – October 2018 All employers join the rollout
October 2018 ERA rollout is complete

Business and technical requirements for employers

Please share the ERA Employer Technical Requirements and Reporting Procedures document with all staff and organizations responsible for making system and procedural changes to support your retirement reporting.


If you have any questions or need technical support, please call Employer Support Services at 360-664-7200, option 2, or 800-547-6657, option 6 and then 2.