On-line registration is now open for the Eleventh National Rail Employer Training Seminar (NRETS)! This seminar will be held virtually for three-days beginning Tuesday, August 3rd through Thursday, August 5th, 2021. We will be holding the event on the Railroad Retirement Board's (RRB) new virtual conference platform.
This event is targeted for those persons who work in, or manage, the subject areas of service, compensation, and contributions reported to the RRB, and related areas. This includes, but is not limited to, payroll personnel, accountants, controllers, claims agents, benefit administrators, auditors, and executives of employers covered under the Railroad Retirement Act.
The Seminar in Brief
The seminar will begin with a general session for all attendees at 10 a.m. (C.S.T) on Tuesday and end at 2:15 pm (CST) on Thursday afternoon. Depending on your individual time zone you will need to sign-on as early as 9am (EST) or as late as 11am (MST) or 12noon (PST). A reminder email will be sent to everyone 30 minutes before the start of each event. The Management Member of the Board, Thomas R. Jayne, will open the seminar, followed by the Senior Executive Officer. The topics to be discuss in the executive sessions will include a welcome address and information on strategies, direction and goals for the agency.
Each instructional session will run approximately 45 minutes and includes a brief question and answer at the end of each session. Each day we have also scheduled one 15 minute break and a 30 minute lunch hour for virtual attendees. All instructional sessions are conducted by RRB subject matter experts and will cover a wide variety of areas on employer coverage, experience rating, audits, on-line reporting and railroad retirement benefits.
All registered attendees will have the opportunity to update their personal employee information, employer contact information, and/or post a new/upcoming job vacancy for your company in the RRB's Virtual Informational Booth.
Session Descriptions & Daily Schedule
To see the array of classes being offered for this three-day virtual event select the hyperlink(s) for the session description(s) and daily schedule. A variety of topics from which to choose will be covered and attendees will have the ability ahead of time to download all training material. This includes basic topics which provide general information in all areas of compensation reporting for attendees who are new; sessions covering advanced compensation and related tax issues; and sessions that provide information on our automation efforts. Also, if there are any other topics you would like to see covered during our virtual seminar, please let us know. We will try to insure that those topics get covered and let you know which session you should attend.
How to Virtually Register
We highly recommend all attendees to register and access the virtual environment using either Google Chrome or Firefox. To begin the registration process for this virtual event each attendee should click the below link:
RRB National Rail Employer Training Seminar 2021 Registration Link
Additionally, each attendee is required to:
- Select the appropriate number of day(s) you want to attend the event;
- Enter your company’s assigned four-digit employer number. No registration will be approved without an assigned four-digit number.
Remember, this event is free to all attendees, so register as soon as possible but no later than - Monday, August 2nd. After registering you will receive an automated email invitation from firstname.lastname@example.org with a link upon completion of the registration process. If you do not receive your email invitation immediately, contact the Quality Reporting Service Center by telephone at (312) 751-4992 or e-mail to QRSC@rrb.gov.