Natick Retirement Board Supplemental Regulations

August 29, 1990

Membership

The Board considers a part-time, provisional, temporary provisional, seasonal or intermittent employee, eligible for membership in the retirement system IF he/she has been regularly employed for an average of at least 20 hours per week, minimum of 520 hours per year and has completed six calendar months of service.

A part-time, provisional, temporary provisional, seasonal or intermittent employee receiving weekly or monthly salaries or wages for prescribed periods of employment will be given creditable service as described below.  In the case of any employee whose work is found to be seasonal in its nature, the Board shall credit as the equivalent of one year of service actual full-time service of not less than seven months during any one calendar year.

Definitions:
For school cafeteria personnel, a day is to be based on a seven-hour period of employment in a 35 hour week

For clerical personnel, a day is to be based on a seven and one-half hour period of employment in a thirty-seven and one-half hour week.
For all other employees a day is to be based upon an eight-hour period of employment in a 40-hour week.

Any school lunch or cafeteria personnel who works 7 hours or more per day will be considered by the board a full-time employee and eligible for membership in the retirement system.

August 29, 1990

Creditable Service

No credit shall be allowed for a fraction of a month less than one-half month, but if the fraction is one-half month or more, a full month’s credit shall be allowed.
Service credit determination for the following classifications:

  1. For employees of the FIRE DEPARTMENT, one year's credit for every 12 months of service

  2. For employees of the POLICE DEPARTMENT, one year's credit for every 12 months of service

  3. Creditable service for reserve patrolmen governed by G.L. c. 32, § 4(2)(b).

  4. **For school crossing guards, one year’s credit for the school year of service.

  5. **For school cafeteria employees, upon the completion of the six-month wait for membership, one year’s credit for the school year of service.

**(This applies only to current members of the system.)

  1. For Teacher Aides, one year’s credit for the school year of service.

  2. For school year secretaries, one year’s credit for the school year of service.

  3. Creditable service for call fire fighters governed by G.L. c. 32, § 4(2)(b).

December 19, 1984

Membership

Part-time, provisional, temporary provisional, seasonal or intermittent employees who are regularly employed for an average of at least 20 hours per week, minimum of 520 hours and have completed six calendar months of service must become members of the system.

A part-time, provisional, temporary provisional, seasonal or intermittent employee receiving weekly or monthly salaries or wages for prescribed periods of employment will be given creditable service based on actual service rendered.  In the case of any employee whose work is found to be seasonal in its nature, the Board shall credit as the equivalent of one year of service actual full-time service of not less than seven months during any one calendar year.

Definitions:
For school cafeteria personnel, a day is to be based on a seven hour period of employment in a 35 hour week

For clerical personnel, a day is to be based on a seven and one-half hour period of employment in a thirty-seven and one-half hour week.

For all other employees a day is to be based upon an 8-hour period of employment in a 40-hour week.

Any school lunch or cafeteria personnel who works 7 hours or more per day will be considered by the board a full-time employee and must become members of the system. (Amended by supplementary rule approved 8/29/90)

December 19, 1984

Creditable Service

No credit shall be allowed for a fraction of a month, but if the fraction is one-half month or more, a full month’s credit shall be allowed.

The following formulas were arrived at on the basis of 48 weeks per year, four weeks allowance having been made for vacation and sick time:

  1. For clerical employees, one month’s service shall be allowed for every 150 hours of employment.

  2. For employees of the fire department, one year's credit for every 12 months of service

  3. For school lunch employees, one month’s service shall be allowed for every 140 hours of employment.

  4. For all other employees, one month’s service credit shall be allowed for every 160 hours of employment.

  5. For school crossing guards, four month's service credit shall be allowed for every year of employment. (Amended by supplementary rule approved 8/29/90).