National Electrical Benefit Fund

Reporting Contributions

A contributing employer to the National Electrical Benefit Fund (NEBF) plays an important role in their employees’ retirement.  As they are the first point of contact the Fund has in building their workers’ employment history, it is critically important that the NEBF receive complete and accurate data when submitting payroll reports to the NEBF.
An employer is required to file a Monthly Payroll Report (MPR) each month regardless of whether or not the employer has any employees working in that calendar month. The exception to this is if this is the employer’s last MPR which should be indicated as a final report on the MPR.
The NEBF offers two ways for an employer to report contributions each month on behalf of their covered employees.
  1. Electronic Method
  2. Paper Method - Monthly Payroll Reports or MPRs show each covered employee’s full name, Social Security number, job classification, hours and gross wages.


Obtaining Monthly Payroll Forms

MPR forms can be obtained by contacting the employer’s appropriate NECA Chapter.

The NEBF does provide a generic MPR form called an MPR-1, which can be downloaded and submitted to the appropriate NECA Chapter.  The MPR-1 form is designed for the reporting of nine or fewer covered employees. When an employer reports more than nine employees in any one month, MPR-2, which is a continuation sheet, can also be downloaded and submitted as page two of the MPR-1.

Completing a Monthly Payroll Report

When completing a MPR, it is important that the MPR be legible and completed in its entirety.  The following information must be completed on the MPR:
  • Employer Name and Address
  • Federal Registration Number – Tax Identification Number
  • Type of Agreement
  • Local Union Number
  • Payroll Period Showing Beginning and Ending Dates
  • Total Clock Hours
  • Total Gross Labor Payroll
  • Contribution Amounts Due and Amounts Paid
  • Total Number of Employees Reported
  • Journeyman’s Hourly Wage Rate
  • Type of Business Entity Designation
  • NECA Member – Yes or No
  • Traveling / Permanent Employer Status
  • Indicate by placing a check in the box if this is the first or final report in the Local Union’s jurisdication, if applicable.
  • Employer Name, Signature, Title of person signing, and date in the signature block.
The MPR should also contain the following information on each employee:
  • First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Classification Code – Please see section entitled "Using Classification Codes"
  • Actual Hours Including:  Clock, Sick, Holiday, and Vacation
  • Gross Labor Payroll Wages including: Sick, Holiday and Vacation
To assist an employer on the proper way to complete a MPR form, we have provided a detailed list of instructions which can be downloaded here and used as a reference.



Using Classification Codes

Job classification codes are an essential part in the reporting of hours and wages of covered employees on your payroll reports.  These codes are used to determine the type of work performed and the employee’s eligibility for an NEBF benefit.  A complete list of the Job Classification Codes can be downloaded and should be utilized when reporting to the NEBF