Designating a Contact Official
Form G-117a, “Designation of Contact Officials”, is used to establish a Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) contact official(s) for organizations covered under the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA). Any changes to an organization’s official(s), address, or telephone number should be entered on Form G-117a and promptly mailed or faxed to:
|Railroad Retirement Board
|Office of Programs
|P&S/Compensation and Employer Services Center
|844 N. Rush Street
|Chicago, IL 60611-1275
Responsibilities of a Service and Compensation Contact Official
The responsibilities of the Service and Compensation contact official consist of subjects related to compensation reports, payee earnings records, and RUIA tax contributions. Correspondence from the RRB’s Compensation and Employer Services Center (CESC), such as programs & circular letters and report error referrals, will be directed to this contact official.
The Service and Compensation contact official should:
- understand how to complete forms properly;
- answer RRB inquiries promptly;
- be familiar with the ‘Employer Reporting Instructions’; and
- communicate reporting issues to other staff members who are involved in preparing reports.
The contact official’s responsibilities are important because if instructions are not understood, communicated, and followed properly, erroneous service and compensation information may be reported to the RRB. Erroneous reports create unnecessary paperwork and can create difficulties and financial hardships for employees in obtaining correct benefit payments.
Other Types of Contact Officials
The responsibilities for an employer contact official handling the following types of information can be found on the back of Form G-117a.
- Executive Officer
- Supplemental Tax Annuity
- Railroad Retirement Awards
- RRA Annuity Estimates
- Section 2(f) - RUIA
- Section 12(o) - RUIA
- Tier 1 Tax Report - RUIA
- Prepayment Claims Verification - RUIA
- Railroad Hiring
- Disability Benefits