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Reporting Calendar Year Dates -- A step-by-step guide for submitting school calendar information

Part-time Teacher and Sabbatical Leave Program -- A step-by-step guide for confirming salary for those participating in these programs

The "Leave Training" webinar was recorded. You can watch and listen to it here:

Click on the link and then click ‘Playback’. Questions asked during the webinar can be found here: Leave Q and A


The following lessons are designed to familiarize you with TRA's Employer portal.

We suggest taking the lessons in order because there are hints and tips in the early lessons that are gradually eliminated as you learn the application.

You will need to change the size and zoom level of your browser to ensure the entire lesson is visible on your screen.

Logging into the new TRA Employer Website (PDF)

Navigation tips (printable quick reference guide)


Lesson 1. Create, modify, and cancel a leave request

Lesson 2. Create, modify, and cancel a sabbatical leave request

Lesson 3. Create a Part-Time Teacher Program application

Leave of Absence User Guide (includes sabbatical and Part-Time Teacher Program)

Lesson 4. Submit a payroll demographic file

Lesson 5. View payroll file submissions

Lesson 6. E-payment submissions

Lesson 7. Manual Payroll Submission

Lesson 8. Managing Outstanding Tasks for Leaves


Annual base salary reporting for organizations with a collective bargaining agreement

Annual base salary reporting for organizations without a collective bargaining agreement

Annual base salary reporting for state agencies


If you have any questions about the lessons or need additional information, please contact TRA at


Contribution Rates

Legislation passed during the 2010 session increased member and employer contribution rates by 0.5 percent annually over a four-year period beginning July 1, 2011.  As of July 1, 2014, contribution rates are.

Contributors July 1,
Employers – Coordinated 7.50%
Employers – Basic 11.50%
Employers – Minneapolis Additional 3.64%
Members – Coordinated 7.50%
Members – Basic 11.00%

Contribution rates are determined by statute and subject to change by the Minnesota Legislature.

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