NEOnet Open House

NEOnet will be hosting an Open House on February 7th beginning at 3:00 PM. This is an opportunity to see our newly renovated space and/or listen to an open panel discussion with high school students on how they feel technology impacts their learning. If you plan on attending we ask that you RSVP to martin[at]neonet[dot]org.

SERS per Pay Reporting

Beginning in February, all districts will begin submitting both contribution reports and payments that will be due “no later than five business days after each pay date”. The contribution reporting will need to be processed through the Payment Remittance section on eSERS and is required to be done electronically. SERS' preferred payment method for contributions is ACH Debit; however, districts can still mail a check. You will need to keep in mind if mailing a check, SERS must receive your check by the due date, not by the postmark on the envelope.

On Friday, February 10th at 9 AM we will be covering the new RETIRE > SERSREG procedures. We ask that you encourage your staff to attend to receive the necessary training.

W2 & 1099 Update

All W2s and 1099s have been printed and distributed to our districts.  NEOnet has submitted W2s and 1099 electronically to the taxing authorities and will be sending the CDs to RITA and CCA on behalf of the districts.  For those districts using the Employee Kiosk, employee W2s have been uploaded and are accessible for your employees to reprint as needed.

FirstMerit/Huntington Transition

Most of you are aware that FirstMerit will transition to Huntington in the coming weeks.  NEOnet is gathering all pertinent information on this move and we will be discussing this more in-depth at our upcoming USPS and USAS roundtables scheduled for February 10.

Below is a summary important dates:

  • 2/1                   Administrator Setup and preview period begins for Business Online (formerly eConnect). Districts should have received new tokens prior to this date.       
  • 2/16                 4 pm - Last opportunity to perform online transactions through FirstMerit e-Connect.This means your ACH tapes need to be transferred prior to this date if you have a payroll due!
  • 2/17                 At the end of the business day, FirstMerit will close for the holiday weekend to begin the transition to Huntington.
  • 2/17-2/20         All Branches are closed
  • 2/18                 All current FirstMerit accounts and services will transfer to Huntington.
  • 2/21                 Full online access to your accounts and services resumes at  FirstMerit branches will become Huntington at this time.
  • Late February   Replacement commercial credit cards will be mailed.

What happens to your current account and routing numbers?  Districts will receive communication from Huntington with new account and routing numbers (these numbers will also be available online beginning February 21).  You may continue to use old pre-printed checks until they are depleted. ACH transactions (both incoming and outgoing) will continue as scheduled with no action required on your part.

For help with Positive Pay set up, please contact fiscal[at]neonet[dot]org.

For more information on this transition, please see

Fiscal Update