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Who is a Local Government Employer?
Recently, many employers have asked whether or not they are a local government employer. Employer Announcement #39 specifies that local government employers are required to report earned-when-earned salary for Chapter 238 Tier Two and OPSRP Pension Program members by utilizing the wage period begin and end date fields. These fields will be added to the DTL2 with release 4.1 of EDX, scheduled for April 30, 2006.
ORS 174.116 defines “local government.” PERS uses a four-digit employer number to identify actuarial groups of employers. Employers with a number that ranges from 2000 to 2899 (with the exception of employer number 2090) are desginated as local government employers.
Please note, this information is provided as a guide for employers. It is the employer’s responsibility to determine if it meets the statutory definition of “local government.” If an employer is unsure of its status, PERS will be happy to provide that information.
Employers with  questions should contact the Employer Service Center at 888-320-7377 or e-mail Employer Education and Training at PERS-Employer.info.services@state.or.us.