Milford Retirement Board Supplemental Regulations

October 28, 1991

Membership

Employees who are available for employment for at least thirty-four (34) weeks, of not less than twenty (20) hours each week in every calendar year or employees earning at least $5,000.00 annually, must become members of the system.
Call fire fighters and Auxiliary Police shall be excluded from membership as of July 1, 1991.

October 28, 1991

Creditable Service

Part-time employees’ credit will be granted depending upon the work history of the employee.  Two categories of employment are considered as follows:

A. Employees in this category will have worked on a less (less than 35 hours per week) than full time basis throughout their years of service.  For this category of employee, credit will be granted on the basis of one year of credit for each year of service.  The pension thus computed will be on an equitable basis as a full time employee.  The deciding factor in the computation of the pension will be three-year average earnings.

B. Employees in this category will have worked on both a full time and part time capacity during their years of service.  In this category, credit for service will be computed on an individual basis.  For the full time service the employee will receive one year of credit for each year of service.  For the part time service the employee will receive one year of credit for two years of part time service.  An alternative computation of creditable service will be made by using actual hours worked that may be verified by actual payroll records.  This computation will be made by using a ratio the dividend of which will represent the hours worked per year and the divisor will represent the normal hours to be worked.  The percentage thus computed will be that portion of a year’s credit for the part time work.

September 4, 1985

Proof of Employment

Pursuant to § 18, the Board may require the employee to submit certain information as may be required to administer the system.
In cases where the member requests credit for prior service or for retirement under S56-60, it will be the responsibility of the member to prove such prior service with adequate documentation.  Adequate documentation shall mean documentation that has significant indicia of reliability and independence of relationship to the member. Actual payroll documentation is the most reliable documentation.  When such is not available, the Board may, in its discretion, accept secondary documentation of a contemporaneous independent and reliable nature such as Town Reports and publications and newspaper articles.  Affidavits, which clearly indicate the time and place the member was employed, the relationship of the affiant to the member and the reason why or circumstances that the affiant remembers the member’s employment during the period at issue may also be accepted provided that such affidavits have sufficient indicia of reliability and are otherwise supported by some contemporaneous secondary documents as described above.

January 18, 1985

Membership

Employees hired on a regular basis who work a minimum of twenty hours per week. (Amended by supplementary rule approved October 28, 1991).

January 3, 1985

Proof of Employment

In all cases where the member requests credit for prior service or for retirement under sections 56-60 of chapter 32, it will be the responsibility of the member to prove with adequate documentation as the board may require.  In the case of retirement under sections 56-60 only actual payroll documentation will be accepted. (Amended by supplementary rule approved September 4, 1985)

January 3, 1985

Creditable Service

Part-time employees’ credit will be granted depending upon the work history of the employee.  Two categories of employment are considered as follows:

A. Employees in this category will have worked on a less than full time basis throughout their years of service.  For this category of employee, credit will be granted on the basis of one year of credit for each year of service.

B. Employees in this category will have worked on both a full time and part time capacity during their years of service.  In this category, credit for service will be computed on an individual basis.  For the full time service the employee will receive one year of credit for each year of service.  For the part time service the employee will receive one year of credit for two years of part time service.  An alternative computation of creditable service will be made by using actual hours worked.  This computation will be made by using a ratio the dividend of which will represent the hours worked per year and the divisor will represent the normal hours to be worked.  The percentage thus computed will be that portion of a year’s credit for the part time work. (Amended by supplementary rule approved October 28, 1991)

January 3, 1985

Membership

Intermittent provisional employees shall join the system after six months employment.