Saugus Retirement Board Supplemental Regulations

Subject:

Regulation:

MEMBERSHIP:

January 1, 2009 Pursuant to the provisions if G.L. c. 32, § 3(2) (d) in all cases involving part-time, provisional, temporary, temporary provisional, seasonal or intermittent employment or service of any employee of the Town, no person holding a position requiring less than 25 hours of regular employment each week for less than 52 weeks of any calendar year shall be eligible for membership, and the retirement board shall have full jurisdiction to make such determination as to eligibility.

January 1, 2009 The Saugus Contributory Retirement System, permanent part-time or permanent full time employees must be hired to work at least twenty five (25) hours per week in a calendar year.

January 1, 2009 These rules are to become effective for all new employees of the Town of Saugus on and after the date of the approval of said local Rule by the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission.

CREDITABLE SERVICE:

January 1, 2009 Members of the Saugus Retirement System who are employed on or after January 1, 2009 shall receive creditable service for service rendered consistent with this regulation in the following manner:

• For a member in service who is employed in a full-time capacity while an employee in the Town of Saugus, or in any member unit of the Saugus Retirement System, 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 Saugus, or in any member unit of the Saugus Retirement System, 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 Saugus, or in any member unit of the Saugus Retirement System, 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 35 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 Saugus, or in any member unit of the Saugus Retirement System, but who either purchase’s past refunded service, or has transferred into the Saugus 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.

In the case of School Department or Town employees whose full-time employment requires them to work from on or about September 1 to on or about June 30. said employees shall receive one month of creditable service for each full month the employee is receiving regular compensation, with 10 months being the equivalent of one year of creditable service.

• Any member who purchases past part-time service rendered shall have said service prorated based on 35 hours being considered a full week of service.
Any member of the Saugus Retirement System who has purchased and received creditable service prior to January 1, 2009 will not be affected by this regulation.

January 1, 2009 SUPPLEMENTAL CREDITABLE SERVICE REGULATION FOR SAUGUS PUBLIC SCHOOL DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES

Members of the Saugus Retirement System who are employed on or after January 1, 2009 in the Saugus Public Schools shall receive creditable service for service rendered consistent with this regulation in the following manner:

• For a member in service who is employed in a full-time capacity, 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, 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, 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 35 hours for the position.

• For a member who is employed in a part-time capacity throughout his/her entire career, but who either purchase’s past refunded service, or has transferred into the Saugus 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,

• In the case of School Department employees whose full-time employment requires them to work from on or about September 1 to on or about June 30, including but not limited to cafeteria workers, clerical and secretarial staff, teacher’s assistant and teaching professionals, such as therapists, said employees shall receive one month of creditable service for each full month the employee is receiving regular compensation, with 10 months being the equivalent of one year of creditable service.

• Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Board recognizes that certain employees, including but not limited to certain secretaries and custodians, are required to work the entire calendar year, and in such a situation, said employees will receive one year’s credit based on 12 months of employment, and partial year’s credit-based one 12 month year.

• Creditable service for 10 month employees shall be calculated based on the equivalent of 1,202.5 hours per year, whereas creditable service for 12 month employees shall be based on the equivalent of 1,820 hours per year.

• Any member who purchases past part-time service rendered shall have said service prorated based on 35 hours being considered a full week of service.

• Any member of the Saugus Retirement System who has purchased and received creditable service prior to January 1, 2009 will not be affected by this regulation.

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