Governmental Accounting Standards Board

GASB accounting rules

GASB 68 requires employers to include a portion of TRA’s unfunded liability, called the net pension liability (NPL) on the face of their government-wide financial statements.

For technical information about GASB reporting requirements, questions about your district’s allocation, or other pension accounting inquiries, contact employerquestions@minnesotatra.org.

GASB Reports

Fact Sheets

TRA Fact Sheets

NASACT Fact Sheet
State and local government retirement systems have significant oversight and disclosure requirements, some of which are being considerably modified. Several new and separate public pension calculations are being published — each derived in different manners and for distinct purposes — and could easily be misunderstood and create confusion. Here are ten key takeaways regarding existing disclosures, notable changes, and their effects. This fact sheet is published by the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT).

School Districts, Charters Get TRA Financial Data

TRA engaged CliftonLarsonAllen LLP to provide an opinion on the allocation of the actuarial results calculated by TRA’s actuary under GASB Statement 67.  We are providing each employer with their calculated share of the actuarial valuation results. Each TRA employer unit will be required to include and disclose their portion of TRA’s Net Pension Liability (NPL), as well as other financial statement amounts, Required Supplementary Information (RSI), as well as other footnote disclosures.

Why Do Our Employer Contributions Not Match the TRA Employer Contributions Reported in the Schedule of Employer and Non-Employer Allocations?

Employer contributions reported by TRA may require reconciliation to employer unit remittance records for two reasons:

  • Employer contributions were based on pay dates during the fiscal year ended June 30. These numbers were used as the basis for the allocation of pension amounts by TRA.
  • The GASB 68 schedules presented to employers are based on fiscal year payroll data processed by TRA in mid-October. Payroll activity submitted after the processing date is not included in employer contributions.
  • In addition, contributions do not include employer payments for non-payroll items such as purchase of service, disability or delinquency invoices.

The definition of TRA pensionable (covered) salary is Minnesota Statutes 354.05, subd 35. The employer unit should only remit employer contributions on eligible items of compensation.