June 9, 2001: 
Policy on Enrollment:
Following are the employment classifications of employees who are eligible for membership in the New Bedford Contributory Retirement System pursuant to M.G.L. c. 32, section 3(2)(d):

Status Minimum Hours
Full-Time Mandated
Part-Time (all categories) 20 hours or more per week on a regular basis
Full-Time Temporary At the completion of thirty (30) consecutive weeks of temporary employment from the start of service
Full-Time Provisional Mandated

Following are employment classification of employees who are not eligible for enrollment into the New Bedford Contributory Retirement System:
Status Minimum Hours

Temporary Less than thirty (30) consecutive weeks of temporary employment

Creditable Service:

December 20, 1984: 
Employees in the school department will not receive service credit while collecting unemployment compensation due to a layoff.

Part-time employees, if always part-time, receive full credit for years of service.

Part-time employees who change to full-time positions are granted one year of service for 2-3 years of service depending on hours worked.

Regular Compensation:


March 19, 2001: 
Elected Members:
The New Bedford Contributory Retirement Board shall conduct a simultaneous election for the two elected members of the Board. Both terms of the elected members shall be for three years and expire on the same date. In conducting the election, the Board shall place all candidates who have been nominated in conformance with 840 CMR 7.04 on one ballot. All eligible candidates shall be listed on the ballot in an order determined by a random drawing of the names of the candidates. In the event that only two candidates have been nominated, the Board shall declare said candidates to be the elected members of the Board, no elections shall be held, and said candidates shall take office and serve in all respects as though he or she had been elected by election. If there are more than two candidates, an election shall be conducted and each member of or retired from the New Bedford Contributory Retirement System shall be allowed to vote for not more than two candidates. Upon tabulation of the ballots, the two candidates who receive the most votes shall be declared the elected members of the Board. In the event of a vacancy, a new election shall be conducted to fill a vacancy as soon as practicable and the member shall serve for the unexpired portion of the vacant term.

December 20. 1984: 
Medical panel reports:
To provide any examined individual, or his designated agent in writing a copy of his medical panel report unless there is a special caveat from any of the doctors involved.