Effective November 18, 2013
In order to be considered for this award of creditable service, the applicable absence must have been authorized by the member’s employer. This includes, but is not limited to, personal leaves of absence and Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) leaves, provided that they are authorized by the employer.
In no event shall a member be granted more than thirty (30) days of creditable service for such absences during the course of his entire membership with the State Boston Retirement System. This thirty (30) day cap applies to all members, including those who may have terminated and reinstated service.
October 2, 2002
Rule 2000-5: RETIREMENT CREDIT FOR SERVICE RENDERED
(1) A member whose entire service is in a part-time position shall receive one year of creditable service for each year worked provided the member works the number of hours required by the position held.
(2) A member employed on a part-time basis who becomes full-time shall receive credit for his part-time service on a pro-rated basis as it relates to a full- time position.
(3) A member employed on a full-time basis who becomes part-time shall receive credit for his part-time service on a pro-rated basis as it relates to a full- time position.
(4) Part-time membership service performed on or before November 21, 2000 shall be credited with full-time service. Thereafter, all part-time service shall receive credit in accordance with the rules stated in this regulation.
January 26, 2001
Rule 2001‑1: TEACHERS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON
A "teacher," is any person employed under a contract with the Boston School Committee on a basis of not less than half‑time service who
(a) is deemed to be a teacher by the Boston School Committee and
(b) performs services in a job title included in or substantially similar to those enumerated in Mass. Gen. Laws. c. 32, §1, paragraph 55 ("Teacher") or Mass. Gen. Laws. c.71, §38G, paragraph 19, and
(c) (i) holds a certificate required by the Board of Education of the Commonwealth or
(ii) has been granted a waiver pending certification by the Board of Education, or
(iii) has been approved as an apprentice teacher in accordance with the provisions of St. 1985, c. 188, §21 or
(iv) is exempted from the requirement of certification by the Commissioner of Education upon the request of the superintendent or by law or regulation.
November 9, 1987
In the case of any member who established credit for part time service rendered in a governmental unit covered by this system prior to his or her current period of membership, such credit will be allowed for the amount of actual service rendered as it bears to full-time service for the same or similar position.
September 18, 2013
“has not been continuously a member in service” shall mean that the 75% limitation on an accidental disability retirement allowance of any member, with a membership date prior to January 1, 1988, is applicable, only if:
For the purposes of M.G.L. ch. 32, § 7(2)(a)(ii) only, any unauthorized leave, or leaves, of absence without pay consisting of 30, or less, days does not constitute a severance of continuous employment. Thus, any member with a membership date prior to January 1, 1988, who had an unauthorized leave, or leaves, of absence without pay of 30, or less, days since January 1, 1988, shall not be subject to the 75% limitation on an accidental disability retirement allowance.
September 16, 2013
I. Arrears owed to the retirement system due to contribution rate errors – Effective November 1, 2012
b. Formula for post-retirement repayment of arrears.
c. Option Selection.
February 22, 2006
EFFECTIVE DATE OF RETIREMENT FOR TEACHERS UNDER 10-MONTH CONTRACT
If a member is in service until the school in which he is employed closes for the school year, his retirement shall not take effect earlier that (sic) 12 o’clock midnight on June 30 irrespective of any earlier date, which may be designated on his application.
June 10, 2005
13.01. Purpose. The purpose of 807 CMR 13.00 is to bring certainty and definiteness to the requirements of G.L. c. 32, § 5(4) governing the election to participate in the enhanced superannuation retirement plan provided in that statute for Transferees. Specifically, the purpose is to clarify the election opportunities available to (1) members transferring into the Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System (“System”) who have already made an election into RetirementPlus; (2) members who have taken refunds; and (3) members transferring out of the System, consistent with the statutory requirement that all such elections be irrevocable.
13.02. Definitions. For purposes of 807 CMR 13.00, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Election Opportunity” shall mean the 180-day election “window” available to Transferees in G.L. c. 32, § 5(4). Said election “window” shall begin on the date when the System receives the transfer of the member’s account from the other contributory retirement system.
“RetirementPlus” shall mean the enhanced superannuation retirement allowance provided for in G.L. c. 32, § 5(4). This term includes the Teachers’ Alternate Retirement Program (“TARP”) of the State-Boston Retirement System.
“Transferee” shall mean any member of another chapter 32 Massachusetts contributory retirement system who is transferring his or her membership to the System, or a member of the System who is transferring to another c. 32 contributory retirement system.
13.03. Refunds. (a) Any member who takes a refund of accumulated total deductions pursuant to G.L. c. 32, § 10(4) and after July 1, 2001 re-establishes membership with the System or the State-Boston Retirement System shall be a mandatory participant in RetirementPlus. Any member who takes a refund of accumulated total deductions pursuant to G.L. c. 32, § 10(4) and after July 1, 2001 re-establishes membership with another contributory retirement system, and later transfers to the System, shall be treated like any other Transferee.
13.04. Transfers In.
(b) Because an election opportunity is irrevocable, any Transferee into the System who, since his/her date of membership (or re-establishment of membership after a refund), has made an election to participate or not participate in RetirementPlus (or who failed to so elect when an opportunity was available), shall not have another Election Opportunity. The rights of such a Transferee shall be governed by his or her previous election or non-election.
(c) Any Transferee into the System who is or was a mandatory participant in RetirementPlus shall not have an Election Opportunity.
13.05 Transfers Out. In transferring a Transferee’s account to another contributory retirement system, the System will transfer the entire account and break out for the other retirement system the “excess” contributions over the normal retirement contribution rate.
September 27, 2000
Boston Retirement Rule 2000-2 regulates the buyback of up to four years of maternity leave by teachers who are members of the State-Retirement System, as permitted by G.L. c. 32, §4(1)(g-1/2), which was inserted by Chapter 114 of the Acts off 1999.
June 9, 1999
Upon receipt of a member’s application for military credit under c. 71 of the Acts of 1996, the Board shall further prepare a bill for the cost of the buyback. Upon the member’s receipt of a bill for the military service credit, the member must within 60 days of receipt of the bill, either (i) pay the bill in full or (ii) enter into a payment schedule for full payment of the bill.
Payment schedules for the buyback of military service credit shall be available to a member whose buyback bill exceeds $1,000.00. Payment schedules must be completed within a five-year period or before the member retires, whichever comes first. No interest shall be charged over the period of the payment schedule. The Board may extend the five-year maximum payment period upon a showing by the member that the monthly payment amount for a five-year period would create an undue hardship upon the member.
September 17, 1996
Supplementary rule relating to procedures for board election under c. 306 approved.
March 26, 1991
Approval of “Disability Retiree Medical Questionnaire” for use by Board in processing cases under G.L. c. 32, § 8.
November 28, 1990
June 20, 1990
Supplementary rule authorizing a 60 day notice period for the retirement board election approved.