Falmouth Retirement Board Supplemental Regulations

Subject:

Regulation:

MEMBERSHIP:

 

 

12/22/1986: In order to be eligible for membership in the retirement system, “the employee must work a minimum of 50% of a normal 40 hour work week, therefore 20 hours.”  If the employee does not work the minimum 20 hours per week, he or she is not eligible for membership in this contributory retirement system.

12/19/1986: Any person who becomes a member, who was eligible to join the system on July 1, 1941, the effective date of the Retirement System, or who was not eligible to join because of the type of employment, who claims any previous period of part-time, provisional, temporary, temporary provisional, seasonal or intermittent employment or service shall be credited with an accumulated total of actual time worked.  The accumulated total shall be credited in full months and any fraction thereof shall be credited to the nearest full month.  Nothing in this rule shall be construed to prevent any member from claiming creditable service under any other provisions of Sections 1 to 28 inclusive of chapter.

CREDITABLE SERVICE:

3/11/1999: Any active member of the Falmouth Retirement System who can prove prior seasonal, temporary or otherwise non-eligible service as an employee of the Town of Falmouth will be allowed to purchase this type of service as long as documentation can be recovered to support this type of employment and the member is an active member of this system.

The following information will be required to support and calculate contributions owed, plus interest, and service rendered: total income gained through this employment; hourly wage received; hours worked; period of time covered.  The calculation of creditable service will be based on actual hours worked, the sum of which is to be either reported to this office through payroll records and/or determined using the employees hourly wage as submitted to this office by the Treasurers’ records or computer payroll printout indicating total income paid for the period of time worked.

9/29/1993: Members who are receiving partial workers’ compensation benefits and return to employment will be required to contribute to the system regardless of the number of hours employed and will receive full creditable service for such contribution.  No contributions either from the member or governmental unit will be required with respect to the workers’ compensation benefits paid for partial incapacity.

5/18/1993: Members who are receiving partial workers’ compensation benefits and return to employment will be required to contribute to the system regardless of the number of hours employed and will receive full creditable service for such contribution.  No contributions either from the member or governmental unit will be required with respect to the workers’ compensation benefits paid for partial incapacity.

6/25/1991: Members who have previous CETA employment on which no retirement deductions were taken due to ineligibility for membership at the time of that employment based on its temporary nature, will be allowed to pay late entry make-up payments and receive creditable service for such CETA employment.  Excluded will be intermittent, sporadic employment of limited duration and the type of service that would not create an expectation that he/she would become entitled to the right to membership in a Massachusetts retirement system.

12/19/1986: In all cases involving a part time provisional seasonal or intermittent employment or service of any employee, including such employment or service in a municipal office or position, the Board shall fix and determine the amount of creditable service; provided that one full work week as defined for such position by a collective bargaining agreement, the Town of Falmouth Salary Administration Plan or Department of Education, equal one full work week of creditable service and that any lesser period shall receive the applicable percentage of creditable service; provided that in the case of food service workers employed in the school lunch program and other full time school department employees (except teachers), the Board shall credit as the equivalent of one year of service actual full time service of not less than 8 months, and provided further that in all other cases, the Board shall credit as full time service (one year) all other actual full time service of not less than 9 months, provided that the Board shall credit as full time service not to exceed five years that period of time during which a reserve or permanent intermittent police officer or a reserve, permanent intermittent or call fire fighter was on his respective list and was eligible for assignment to duty subsequent to his appointment; and provided, further that such service as a permanent intermittent or call fire fighter shall be credited only if such permanent intermittent or call fire fighter was later appointed as a permanent member of the fire department.

REGULAR COMPENSATION:

2/14/1994: Paramedic and EMT specialization pay received by town of Falmouth fire fighters is regular compensation

MISCELLANEOUS:

12/27/1993: Regular Deductions: Members who have been receiving workers’ compensation benefits and return to work under partial workers’ compensation benefits and part-time work shall have deductions made on the part-time employment compensation