8.04.04 The Recent Activity Page

The Recent Activity page is a dynamic version of the employer statement. It is available between days 1 through 6 of your pay cycle reporting calendar. In the Recent Activity page you are able to see both the Defined Benefit (DB) and the Defined Contribution (DC) totals. The Recent Activity page changes daily as reports are submitted, DTL records are added, deleted, changed and/or posted, and as payments are made to ORS.

Pay Cycle Reporting calendar

To view the Recent Activity page, log into the Employer Reporting web site, click on the View Employer Statement link, and then on the Recent Activity link.

Note: On day 7 of the Pay Cycle Reporting calendar, the Pay Cycle Statement is generated and replaces the Recent Activity screen for the current statement period. Final payment totals should be taken from the Pay Cycle Statement on day 7 of the pay cycle reporting calendar. See RIM section 8.04.03: The Pay Cycle Statement for more information.

Information on the Recent Activity page will update overnight when ORS runs batch processing for reports.

The Recent Activity page shows these details:

  1. Beginning Balance – balance amounts rolled over from the locked Pay Cycle statement from the previous pay period report.

  2. Changes in unposted records from previous statements – Any credit balance or balance due appearing on this line is from contributions calculated for a now posted DTL2 or DTL4 record(s) that was unposted on a payroll report previous to the current statement period. Click on the link to view from which pay period(s) these now posted records have posted and to see any credit or balance due. The information listed does not display individual member information, it displays total contribution amounts.  This information can change daily up to day 7 of the pay cycle, when the Recent Activity page becomes the Pay Cycle Statement. Here is an example of Defined Benefit report changes that may display on this line (screen will also include Defined Contribution information if DTL4 records have posted):

  3. Contributions – Contributions on this line are the total Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution amounts as of the day you view the screen. This information can change daily up to day 7 of the pay cycle, when the Recent Activity page becomes the Pay Cycle Statement. (This total consists of Posted and Unposted contribution amounts, see 4 and 5 below for more.) Click on the link to see a breakdown of contribution totals. Example of the screen:

     
  4. Posted – This amount reflects the ORS calculated contribution total for posted DTL2 and DTL4 records on the day you view the screen. (The total amount calculated may, or may not, match the amount of contributions reported by the reporting unit on the actual DTL2 and DTL4 records). This total could change from day to day as unposted records post during the overnight batch processing at ORS.  
  5. Unposted – This amount reflects the contribution amount reported on the DTL2 and DTL4 records submitted by the reporting unit. This amount may, or may not, match the amount calculated by ORS. If any of these records post prior to day 7 (when the Recent Activity page becomes the Pay Cycle Statement), this total could change.
  6. Fee Assessed – This shows the amount of any fees and/or interest due resulting from delinquent contributions and incomplete reports (reports not accepted by day 5 of the pay cycle). Click on the link to see the date the fee(s) was assessed, the report date for which the fee was assessed, the pay cycle statement end date, description of the fees/interest and the dollar amount for each. Example:

  7. Additional Retirement Contributions – This shows the monthly UAAL Rate Stabilization invoice information. The due date for this payment always coincides with the payment due date for a regular payroll report so it is included on the Pay Cycle Statement once per month from November through August. (No payment is due in September. The October payment is included with the November payment on November’s invoice.) Click on the link to see the invoice data. Example:

  8. Retirement Contributions Due – Total Defined Benefit (DB) and Defined Contribution (DC) amounts due to ORS as of the day you are viewing the screen. This may not be the total due to ORS on day 7 of the pay cycle as this page can change from day to day up to day 7 when the Recent Activity page becomes the Pay Cycle Statement. Always view the Pay Cycle Statement on day 7 and make the payment based on those totals.

  9. ACH Payments Received – This reflects any payment received by ORS since day 7 of the previous statement period. Click on the link to see payment transaction type, period end date, transaction number, payment date, status and amounts. If you have not made any payment since day 7 of the previous pay cycle, there will be no dollars here. If you did make a payment after day 7 you will see dollar amounts here. Click on the link for details about the payments received. Example for payments received:

  10. Balance Due – This displays any balance due (or credit to reporting unit) as of the day you are viewing the screen. This may not be the total due to ORS on the payment deadline of the 7th business day after the end date of the report. This total can change from day to day, up to day 7 when the Recent Activity page becomes the Pay Cycle Statement. Always view the Pay Cycle Statement on day 7 and make the payment based on those totals.

  11. Pending ACH Payments – This shows any pending payments made to ORS after day 7 of the previous pay cycle. These amounts will be moved to the ACH Payments Received section (see 9 above) when the payments in Pending status are changed to Paid status. 
     
  12. Balance Due After Pending Payments – This is the total calculated from line 10 (Balance Due) minus any pending ACH payments (line 11). This total is accurate on the day you are viewing the screen. This may not be the total due to ORS on day 7 of the pay cycle as this page can change from day to day, up to day 7 when it becomes the Pay Cycle Statement. Always view the Pay Cycle Statement on day 7 and make the payment based on the Pay Cycle Statement totals.

Last updated: 06/19/2019