Service and compensation may be reported by using one of following media:
- 3480 or 3490 compatible cartridge;
- 3 ½" floppy diskette;
- Paper form;
- Internet Employer Reporting System (ERS) (See Part VIII);
- Secure E-mail;
- File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
The conventional magnetic tape reels (1600 or 6250 BPI) are not acceptable.
Paper forms can be obtained in the following manner:
- Download the form; or
- Send Form G-615, Employer's Supply Requisition, to the address shown on the form. You may photocopy the exhibit of Form G-615 to request your initial supply of the forms. Allow seven to ten days to receive the requested forms.
To use ERS, see Part VIII of these instructions. To obtain a copy of the RRB Employer Reporting Program on CD-ROM, contact:
Quality Reporting Service Center
Railroad Retirement Board
844 North Rush Street 7th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611-1275
All of the instructions for completion of the paper forms are included on the forms themselves. When using disks or CD-Rom for reporting, data files must be in ASCII character format. The format instructions for using automated media are in the Appendix I for each type of report you file.