AM - ALRA Counter Adjustment

The ALRA counter is the number of months a person has been in a qualified State Service position. There is a calculator on the UWSC website to assist in determining the amount the ALRA counter should be.

Procedure At-a-Glance

Category: Absence Management
Audience: Absence Management Professionals
Overarching Process:
Navigation: Global Payroll & Absence Mgmt > Payee Data >Maintain Absences > Review Absences Balances
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General Description

The ALRA counter is a mechanism used to count the number of months a Faculty/Academic Staff/Limited Appointment (FA/AS/LI) (unclassified) person has been in State Service. An ALRA Counter Adjustment is necessary in certain circumstances, such as when someone transfers in from another State Agency, they transfer from University Staff (Classified) to FA/AS/LI (Unclassified), or if they go from C basis to A basis.  The counter determines when an employee is eligible to bank into ALRA. 

Process Considerations

  • This can be adjusted retroactively by the UWSC. 

Procedure Steps

  1. Calculate the ALRA count

    1. The following counts toward the ALRA total:

      • University Staff Ongoing (Classified permanent) service
      • FA/AS/LI (Unclassified) service covered by Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
      • Approved leaves of absence from these appointments
      • Partial months will be counted as a whole month.

    2. The following does not count toward the ALRA total:

      • Breaks in state service, positions not eligible for leave or FA/AS/LI (unclassified) service not covered by WRS.

    3. Once you have the dates enter them into the following spreadsheet which will calculate the employee's ALRA count.

  2. Navigate to Global Payroll & Absence Mgmt > Payee Data >Maintain Absences > Review Absences Balances to check the current ALRA counter. 

  3. Submit a ticket to the UWSC indicating the need for an ALRA counter adjustment along with what the adjustment should be.   Tell us when the counter needs to be effective. 

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Keywords:tenure, seniority, retirement, adjusted continuous service   Doc ID:49351
Owner:Sandy R.Group:Human Resource System (HRS)
Created:2015-03-23 10:08 CDTUpdated:2016-08-03 15:15 CDT
Sites:Human Resource System (HRS)
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