General Memo 537


Revised 2005 Web-based Manual for Authorized Agents available at

July 27, 2005

Executive Summary

A revised Web-based 2005 IMRF Manual for Authorized Agents is available at Revised topics include Employer Access, govONE EFT, Past Service, Early Retirement Incentive, employer IMRF levy, and masking Social Security numbers. This new Web-based Authorized Agents Manual offers key word search, links to blank forms, and links to other websites. Your current paper-based Authorized Agents Manual is now obsolete. To access the new Web-based Manual, visit the Employer Publications area of the IMRF website.

Dear Authorized Agent:

I am pleased to announce that the revised 2005 Web-based edition of the IMRF Manual for Authorized Agents is available online at the IMRF website,

Revisions to the Manual include:

With the release of our new 2005 Web-based Manual for Authorized Agents, your existing paper-based Manual for Authorized Agents is obsolete.

We recommend that you dispose of the pages from your existing Authorized Agents Manual. You may want to keep the binder and tabs in the event you print the Manual from the Website.

Improved search capabilities; information and forms kept current

This new Web-based version of our Authorized Agents Manual offers many advantages, including:

One of the most important advantages of our new Manual is the ability to quickly update it. When you use our new Web-based Manual, you can be assured you will be accessing the most current information.

All you need is Internet access

IMRF’s Web-based Authorized Agent’s Manual is available to anyone with Internet access. Simply visit the Employer Publications area of the IMRF website and click on the “Authorized Agent’s Manual” link.

The new Web-based Manual also includes a link to a portable document format (pdf) version of the revised 2005 Manual. If you wish, you can use the pdf files to print the Manual in sections.

Have Internet access, but never applied for an account?

If you have Internet access but have not yet applied for an Employer Access account, I strongly encourage you to apply. Take a few minutes right now to visit and click on the Employer Access link. You will be guided through the online sign-on process.


IMRF’s Web-based Manual for Authorized Agents moves IMRF one step closer to our e-Service vision. It allows us to provide you with the information you need, when you need it, at the lowest cost. If you have any questions, please call an IMRF Member Service Representative at 1-800-ASK-IMRF (1-800-275-4673) Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.