PROOF OF EMPLOYMENT:
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.