In all cases of application for membership, when no set hours are required, the retirement board shall determine, after hearing evidence, the eligibility of the applicant pursuant to G.L. c. 32, § 4(2)(b).
In the case of a person employed as a temporary worker, upon the extension of their initial employment period, the retirement board would then review their status as to whether he/she would become a full time employee.
When calculating part time service prior to March 27, 1995 for the purposes of a buy back, the retirement board will grant creditable service equal to what was actually worked using 40 weeks a year as the minimum for a full year of service. Example, if an employee worked 20 hours a week for 40 weeks a year for ten years they would be allowed to purchase 5.7 years of service (20/35x10=5.7143).
When calculating retirement allowances of part time employees currently in the system, full years of service and actual salary will be used.
That 35 hours be considered the standard workweek for High School Lunch employees in calculating their pensions.
That 40 weeks be considered a full year of service for cafeteria workers, teacher aides, and school secretaries.