Part Time Service – Service while an employee having established hours of work consisting of less than 30 hours per week for 36 weeks per year.
Active Members may buy back regular full time, regular part time, provisional full time, provisional part time, temporary full time, temporary part time, seasonal full time or seasonal part time service.
Inactive Members may buy back regular full time and regular part time service.
Active Members may make lump-sum payments or weekly payroll deductions of not less than twenty dollars ($20.00) per week. Interest due will be recalculated during the month of January and the member will be notified of the change. At no time shall the length of time allowed for payroll deductions exceed five (5) years. The buyback of service must be completed prior to retirement. …
Inactive members must make lump-sum payments.
The Board will accept liability on a prior member for only full time and part time regular service.
Full Time Service – Service while an employee having established hours of work consisting of a minimum of 35 hours per week for 52 weeks per year.
Part Time Service – Service while an employee having established hours of work consisting of less than 30 hours per week for 52 weeks per year.
Regular Service – Service while an employee that is appointed for a fixed period of time with a reasonable expectation of reappointment for continuing periods of time.
Temporary Service – Service while an employee that is appointed for a fixed period of time, not to exceed 8 months to replace employees who might be absent for extended periods.
Seasonal Service – Service while an employee that is appointed for a fixed period of time due to conditions caused by increased workload.
Provisional Service – Service while an employee that is appointed through a noncompetitive process to a position for a period of time to prevent stoppage of public business or hazard or serious inconvenience to the public.
Board members may receive compensation when their absences are excused by a vote of the Board for the following reasons:
a. work conflict,
b. illness of board member or immediate family,
In order for the Board to grant an excused absence, the Board's Administrative Assistant or Chairman must be notified of the absence prior to the scheduled time of the meeting. The Board may grant an excused absence if notification is not received under extenuating circumstances.
Generally, board members will be granted only one (1) excused absence per calendar quarter, but may request more. The Board may, at its sole discretion, grant additional excused absences. The Board may refuse to grant an excused absence if the Board determines that the board member has a history of non‑attendance or flagrant abuse of excused absences.
This supplemental rule provides rules on receipt of the retirement board stipend and is consistent with the provisions of G.L. c. 32.
Dependent’s benefits cease at the age of 18 as stated in G.L. c. 32, § 12B unless the dependent is physically or mentally incapacitated from earning on the date of death of the member or if the dependent is a full time student.
Benefits are to be paid through date of graduation from college or through last day of schooling if the dependent does not complete college, provided that all such dependent benefits must cease at or before age 22, regardless of date of graduation or last day of schooling.
Benefits are to be paid through 18th birthday and resumed if dependent enters accredited educational institution with reimbursement made for summer months.
The parent/guardian will be contacted to provide the board with certification of attendance from the school and the parent/guardian will be informed regarding dependent’s student status. Certification can only be made by the Registrar of the college or university or the chief administrative officer of the secondary school.