Employees who are scheduled to work 20 hours per week or more shall receive full time creditable service for their length of employment
BUYBACKS AND REPAYMENTS:
A. When a member makes a repayment, they buy back time, not rights. This means that an individual is subject to the rights as they exist on the date that the individual re-enters the retirement system. The individual is not entitled to the rights that were in effect during the period of service that is being purchased.
C. Only an active or an inactive member may make a buyback. Retirees or non-members may not make a buyback.
D. Former employees who were excluded from membership by rules of the Board at the time of their employment are not eligible to buyback creditable service from Easthampton Retirement. These individuals may purchase this creditable service from their current system under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 32, Section 3(5).
E. A part-time employee who was not eligible during their past employment to contribute to the Easthampton Retirement System, who subsequently becomes full-time in the Easthampton Retirement System, may upon request, buyback their part-time service on a prorated basis on twenty hours per week.
F. A spouse of a member who dies prior to retirement may make a buyback or repayment within 90 days from the date the Board notifies spouse of retirement option. The Board shall notify the spouse of these rights and should specifically mention any unpaid service that is known to the Board.
INFORMATION REQUIRED OF EMPLOYING DEPARTMENTS:
A. The employing department shall, within 30 days, according to the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 32, Sec. 3 (g), be responsible for furnishing to the Administrator of the Retirement System any information requested in order that membership qualification and creditable service can be verified.
B. Department head should notify the Retirement system of an employee’s injury on the job within 30 days of the injury.