Paying Employer Liabilities

There are two different methods of paying employer charges: Direct Pay and Foundation Program.

Direct Pay

Direct Pay employers pay employee and employer charges directly to SERS.

Direct Pay employers also choose to pay the Surcharge directly. If a Direct Pay employer chooses to pay employer charges through the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) School Foundation Program, the employer will need to contact Employer Services to initiate the change.

The Foundation Program

Foundation participating districts pay employer charges through the ODE School Foundation Program.