Last week Julie Leaman and I attended a STRS training at Alameda County Office of Education. Thank you ACOE for allowing us to sit in on your training! STRS covered the new penalties that will go into effect on July 1, 2012. It was a very informative session where they discussed the new rules and covered examples. They also covered the exemptions, like part-time employees and retro payrolls, which was a concern for many of our customers when we had a conference call in January of 2012. If your districts and counties have not had the opportunity to attend one of these sessions I would highly recommend it. STRS has information on their SEW (Secure Employer Web Site) homepage listing the dates for regional sessions. So what is the next step for Escape? After you have had a chance to attend one of the STRS sessions Escape would like to hear from you on specific examples of when you would need a supplemental file. You can send in information to your HR/Pay customer care representative and/or directly to me at email@example.com.