Employers

Contribution Reporting

Participating employers are required to submit a monthly remittance report along with their contribution payment. The remittance report must include the eligible employees’ full name, date of birth, social security number, hire date, and total number of hours worked. The report must be in either alphabetical by last name or social security numerical order and also reflect the overall total hours for that month as well as the amount of contributions being paid.

The Fund office provides multiple options for submitting monthly remittance reports.

  1. Employers can submit to the Fund office their own excel spreadsheet containing the required information.
  2. Employers can opt to submit their monthly remittance reports using the Employer Self Service (ESS) website. Click here to contact our IT support. Include the following information in the message: Fund ER#; Employer Name, including any facility name; Name of contact person; Contact person phone number and email address. 
  3. The Fund office can email blank monthly work reports to a designated contact person. The completed work report would then be mailed, faxed or emailed to the Fund office. Contact us here. Include the following information in the message: Fund ER#; Employer Name, including any facility name; Name of contact person; Contact person email address. 

Contract Language

The bargaining parties that participate in the National Retirement Fund must agree to the Fund’s contract language. This language sets forth the basis for participation in, and contributions to, the Fund.

Legacy Plan

The Employer agrees to contribute for each eligible employee covered by this Agreement the sums stated below to National Retirement Fund (“Fund”) for the purpose of providing pension benefits under National Retirement Fund, or such new, merged or consolidated plans as may be adopted by the Trustees. Said contributions shall be submitted monthly, together with a report of the employee data required by the Fund, on the format prescribed by the Fund, no later than the fifteenth (15th) day of the month following the month for which contributions are to be made.

The Employer and the Union agree to be bound by the Agreement and Declaration of Trust (“Trust Agreement”) of the said Fund as may, from time to time, be amended, and they do hereby irrevocably designate as their respective representatives on the Board of Trustees, such Trustees named in said Trust Agreement as Employer and Union Trustees, together with their successors selected as provided therein, and agree to abide and be bound by all procedures established and actions taken by the Trustees pursuant to said Trust Agreement. Any provision in this Agreement that is inconsistent with the Trust Agreement, or the plan of benefits, rules, or procedures established by the Trustees, shall be null and void.

The Employer shall contribute to the National Retirement Fund the sums stated below for each eligible employee. The Employer shall be required to commence pension contributions for new employees pursuant to the language stated herein or as stated within the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This Agreement shall not relieve the Employer from complying with any other requirements that have been or may be established by the Trustees for continued participation in the Fund upon the execution of a collective bargaining agreement.  

Adjustable Plan

The Employer agrees to contribute for each eligible employee covered by this Agreement the sums stated below to Adjustable Plan of the National Retirement Fund (“Fund”) for the purpose of providing pension benefits under National Retirement Fund, or such new, merged or consolidated plans as may be adopted by the Trustees. Said contributions shall be submitted monthly, together with a report of the employee data required by the Fund, on the format prescribed by the Fund, no later than the fifteenth (15th) day of the month following the month for which contributions are to be made.

The Employer and the Union agree to be bound by the Agreement and Declaration of Trust (“Trust Agreement”) of the said Fund as may, from time to time, be amended, and they do hereby irrevocably designate as their respective representatives on the Board of Trustees, such Trustees named in said Trust Agreement as Employer and Union Trustees, together with their successors selected as provided therein, and agree to abide and be bound by all procedures established and actions taken by the Trustees pursuant to said Trust Agreement.  Any provision in this Agreement that is inconsistent with the Trust Agreement, or the plan of benefits, rules, or procedures established by the Trustees, shall be null and void.

The Employer shall contribute to the Adjustable Plan of the National Retirement Fund the sums stated below for each eligible employee. The Employer shall be required to commence pension contributions for new employees pursuant to the language stated herein or as stated within the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This Agreement shall not relieve the Employer from complying with any other requirements that have been or may be established by the Trustees for continued participation in the Fund upon the execution of a collective bargaining agreement.  

If you need assistance with the pension contract language please contact the Contract Coordinator here. Include the following information in the message: Employer Name, including any facility name; Local Union/Join Board, if known, along with your contact information; including your full name, email and telephone number.

Employer Renewals

The Fund office sends Pre-Negotiation Review (PNR) letters to Union and Employer representatives 60-90 days before the expiration date of the CBA on file. The PNR letter includes the minimum required pension contributions rates that must be incorporated in the renewal agreement.

If your CBA is expiring and you have not received a PNR letter, please contact the Fund’s Contract Coordinator here. Include the following information in the message: Employer Name, including any facility name, Local Union/Joint Board, if known; CBA expiration date, along with your contact information; including your full name, email and telephone number.

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