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September 21, 2017 - ESS is Closed for System Upgrade


ESS is closed in order for MainePERS to launch our software system upgrade.  ESS is expected to be restored, new and updated, on or about Wednesday, October 4th.  Please contact Employer Services with questions by calling 1-800-451-9800 or emailing employer@mainepers.org.

September 11, 2017 - Software System Upgrade Launch

We are just about ready to launch our software system upgrade.  As you have heard at different times during the last year, MainePERS is upgrading the software we use to record the information we receive from you - our employers.  This includes upgrades to Employer Self Service (ESS).  The plan is to put those upgrades in place at the beginning of October. 

For you, this upgrade brings a new look to ESS as well as additional functionality.  The current schedule of upcoming events that will affect you looks like this:

Friday, September 15th
 due date for you uploading August payroll data, and making August payroll and Group Life Insurance payments.

Thursday, September 21st
– After the close of business (5:00PM), ESS will be shut down and employers will be “locked out” from using it.  No access to ESS is allowed so that MainePERS may move all existing data to our updated system.

On or about Wednesday, October 4th – access to ESS will be restored, new and updated.

As unlikely as one appears to be at this point, notice of any last-minute malfunction that prevents us from implementing the upgrade will be immediately sent to you.

While it is important to always meet MainePERS’ published due dates, it is especially important that the September 15th due date be adhered to.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Please call Employer Services at 1-800-451-9800 or email us at employer@mainepers.org with any questions.


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