The ETR is the required first record in every submission file, and some of WCIRB Connect’s USR preprocessing edits validate fields in the ETR. The ETR begins with the value “$!+WORKCOMP+!$” and includes identifying information about the submitter of the file and its data, such as Name of Data Provider Contact, Phone Number of Data Provider Contact, and Data Provider Type Code.
The WCIO’s specifications for the ETR are not part of the WCSTAT specification, but are instead located in a separate document. Please refer to the WCIO's Electronic Transmittal Record Specifications (ETR) for the ETR fields and their attributes. All fields required for California must be reported in the ETR.
Changing ETR values if you use BEEP to create submission files. If you create submission files in BEEP, the ETR is automatically generated by BEEP when the file is created. BEEP populates some of the ETR fields by pulling information from the user’s CDX user profile. During the submission file creation, BEEP allows you to edit those fields for the current submission:
Changing ETR values if you use a proprietary system to create submission files. If you use a proprietary system to generate your WCSTAT submissions, please contact your IT department for information on changing ETR values.