Norfolk County Retirement Board Supplemental Regulations

9/28/2008

Creditable Service

Any permanent part-time employee or permanent full-time employee who is a member of the Norfolk County Retirement System and who has his or her hours of employment reduced to less than twenty hours per week, regularly scheduled, shall become an inactive member of the Norfolk County Retirement System. The employer of such member shall notify the Norfolk County Retirement System on the appropriate form of the effective date that the member’s hours of employment are so reduced, shall report the number of hours the member will be scheduled to work and the rate of pay, and as of the reported effective date shall discontinue the withholding of retirement deductions. As of the reported effective date, the member shall cease earning creditable service. When a member is returned to a permanent position that is regularly scheduled twenty (20) or more hours per week, the employer shall file a New Member Enrollment Form, or such other document as may be prescribed by the Norfolk County Retirement System, reporting the effective date that the member is regularly scheduled twenty (20) or more hours per week, the title of the position, and the rate of pay; and, as of the reported effective date the employer shall begin again the withholding of retirement deductions, whereupon the member shall become an active member of the Norfolk County Retirement System. If the member wishes to buyback creditable service for the period when the member was inactive due to working less than twenty hours per week, regularly scheduled, then such creditable service shall be based on actual service rendered pro-rated against 1,950 hours per year (i.e. day = 7 1/2hours, week 37 1/2 hours), except in the case of employees of school departments or school districts, who shall be granted creditable service based on actual service rendered pro-rated against 1,080 hours per year (i.e. day = 6 hours, school year = 180 days).

Auguest 23, 2005

 

The Norfolk County Retirement Board has determined that is necessary and in the best interests of its active and retired members, beneficiaries and survivors to grant access to the name, address, telephone numbers and/or social security numbers of these individuals for the sole and limited purpose of assisting in the proper administration of M.G.L. c. 32 and M.G.L. c. 32B and the issuance of monthly benefits allowance.  The Board recognizes the need to protect the privacy of its active and retired members, beneficiaries and survivors and to that end will only allow access to personal information to the treasurers, directors, human resources departments, data processing/information technology departments, and benefit coordinators of the member units of the Norfolk County Retirement System.

All other requests for the addresses or other personal information on the active and retired members, beneficiaries and survivors will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and this supplemental regulation may be amended, from time to time, subject to PERAC’s approval, to address the needs of members, beneficiaries and survivors of the Norfolk County Retirement System.

June 2, 1987

Retirement Board Seal

Board authorized to use a retirement board seal on all official documents.

November 25, 1985

Membership/Creditable Service

Call fire fighters and special police shall be excluded from membership as of May 29, 1957.  Reserve or special police officers, employed prior to May 27, 1957 shall be granted in proportion to the minimum salary paid for a regular permanent fire fighter or a regular permanent police officer in the town affected.  ($4,000 earnings for 1 year service to be used as basis)

November 25, 1985

Creditable Service

One year credit is to be granted for every five years of creditable service for call fire fighters up to a maximum of 5 years of creditable service PROVIDED, that such service as call fire fighters shall only be credited if such call fire fighters were later appointed as a permanent member of the fire department.

November 25, 1985

Membership

Employees compensated on a per diem basis shall not be eligible for membership or creditable service.

November 25, 1985

Buy-Backs

The purchase or buy-back of prior creditable service must be paid in one lump sum.

November 25, 1985

Buy-Backs/Service Credit

A member shall be allowed to buy back time which they earned during their status as a less than half time employee and ineligible for membership, provided that creditable service shall be granted based on actual service rendered.