Plymouth Retirement Board Supplemental Regulations

Subject:

Regulation:

CREDITABLE SERVICE:

October 13, 2009 All part-time service rendered as a member of the Plymouth Retirement System (“System”) and any prior non-membership service rendered which is purchased by a member of the System shall be prorated upon transfer to any other contributory retirement system. The method by which the Board shall prorate and accept liability pursuant to M.G.L. c. 32, § 3(8)(c) for such part-time service will be based upon 37.5 hours per week being the equivalent of one (1) week of service and 162.5 hours shall be the equivalent of one (1) month of service. For employees who are employed on a 12 month basis, 1,950 hours shall be the equivalent of one (1) year of service. For employees of the Plymouth School Department or any other employee who is only required to work 10 months per year (September to June), 1,625 hours shall be the equivalent of one (1) year of service.

October 8, 2002

Members of the Plymouth Retirement System shall receive creditable service in the
following: For a member in service who is employed in a full-time capacity while an employee in the Town of Plymouth, he/she will receive one year of creditable service for each full calendar year in which the employee is receiving regular compensation for said service.

For a member-in-service who is employed in a part-time capacity throughout his/her entire career while an employee in the Town of Plymouth, he/she will receive one year of creditable service for each full calendar in which the employee is receiving regular compensation for said service.

For a member-in-service who has been employed in both a full-time and part-time capacity while an employee in the Town of Plymouth, the member will receive full-time credit for full-time service, and prorated credit for part-time service based on the full-time equivalency of 37.5 hours for the position.

For a member who is employed in a part-time capacity throughout his/her entire career while an employee in the Town of Plymouth, but who either purchases past refunded service, or has transferred into the Plymouth Retirement System service, rendered in a full-time capacity, the member's part-time service shall be prorated based on the full-time equivalency of the position.

May 29, 2009: The Board’s creditable service regulation was amended to add tutors to those eligible for membership.  Effective upon the adoption and approval of this regulation, all part-time service rendered as a member of the Plymouth Retirement System (“System”) and any prior non-membership service rendered which is purchased by a member of the System shall be prorated upon transfer to any other contributory retirement system. The method by which the Board shall prorate and accept liability pursuant to M.G.L. c. 32, § 3(8)(c) for such part-time service will be based upon 37.5 hours per week being the equivalent of one (1) week of service and 162.5 hours shall be the equivalent of one (1) month of service. For employees who are employed on a 12 month basis, 1,950 hours shall be the equivalent of one (1) year of service. For employees of the Plymouth School Department or any other employee who is only required to work 10 months per year (September to June), 1,625 hours shall be the equivalent of one (1) year of service.

March 1, 1995
Creditable service for part-time or full-time employees, either actively contributing or, in the computation to determine make-ups, shall be determined retroactively based upon the following, unless that person has retired or left the employment of the town.
Less than two (2) weeks in any year------No credit
Two (2) weeks to One (1) month-----------One (1) month
One (1) month to Six (6) months-----------Month for month
Seven (7) months and over------------------One (1) year
One (1) year of credit for seven (7) months of service may only be granted if the work is determined by the retirement board to be seasonal in nature. One (1) year of credit for ten (10) months of service may only

March 5, 1990 For every two years of call firefighters service, this board will grant one year of creditable service, not to exceed a maximum of five years, and such service to be credited only if later appointed as a permanent member of the Fire Department.

February 1, 1990 To establish a standard policy that C.E.T.A. service not be considered as creditable service and

REGULAR COMPENSATION:

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

March 19, 2004
A member of the Plymouth Retirement System who sustains an injury as a result of, and while in the performance of, his duties, or who believes that he has been exposed to an occupational hazard, shall complete a notice of injury and/or accident report, or the equivalent thereto, which specifically identifies the date, time and place of injury, the specific duty being performed at the time of said injury, identify the actual injury sustained or hazard undergone, identify any witnesses to said injury, the department for which the employee works, the title of the employee and to whom the injury was first reported. Said notice of injury or accident report must be filed with the Board within 90 days of suffering said injury.

December 18, 2001 Election of Board Members
The Plymouth Retirement Board shall conduct a simultaneous election for the two elected members of the Board. Both terms of the elected members shall be for three years and expire on the same date. In conducting the election, the Board shall place all candidates who have been nominated in conformance with 840 CMR 7.04 on one ballot. All eligible candidates shall be listed on the ballot in an order determined by a random drawing of the names of the candidates. In the event that only two candidates have been nominated, the Board shall declare said candidates to be the elected members of the Board, no elections shall be held, and said candidates shall take office and serve in all respects as though he or she had been elected by election. If there are more than two candidates, an election shall be conducted and each member of or retired from the Plymouth Retirement Board shall be allowed to vote for not more than two candidates. Upon tabulation of the ballots, the two candidates who receive the most votes shall be declared the elected members of the Board. In the event of a vacancy, a new election shall be conducted to fill a vacancy as soon as practicable.