Bristol County Retirement Board Supplemental Regulations

March 2, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upon becoming a member of the Bristol County Retirement System, said member may purchase any past service as a part-time, provisional, temporary, temporary provisional, seasonal or intermittent employee of Bristol County or any of its member units, provided that the member remits to the Board the appropriate amount of contributions that would have been withheld, together with regular interest, had he or she been a member of the Retirement System at the time service was rendered. 

It shall be the sole responsibility of the member to obtain, and provide to the Board, verification of this past service rendered, including but not limited to payroll records indicating the amount of compensation received and the amount of hours worked.  In the event that any or all of such original documentation is unavailable, the Board may exercise its discretion pursuant to M.G.L. c. 32, sec. 20(5)(c)(1), on a case by case basis, to accept alternative documentation to verify said service.

For members who purchase such past service rendered as a part-time, provisional, temporary, temporary provisional, seasonal or intermittent employee of Bristol County or any of its member units, creditable service shall be prorated and calculated based on 1040 hours of compensated employment in the aggregate being equivalent to one (1) year of creditable service. Members shall be credited with full months and full years of past service rendered and purchased.

December 12, 1984

Creditable Service

Creditable service for call fire fighters and reserve police officers prior to March 1, 1964, shall be credited at the rate of one month for every full year of service.  Service subsequent to March 1, 1964, shall be credited at the rate of five years maximum for any length of service, provided the recipient was later appointed as a permanent member of the police or fire department.

December 12, 1984

Membership

Part-time employees must become members of the retirement system provided the employee works 20 hours per week.