Somerville Retirement Board Supplemental Regulations

May 19, 1998

Creditable Service

1).  That persons employed by the Election Department for working on the “census” may not pay a makeup for this time.

2).  That draftsman (interns) hired by the Department of Public Works on a temporary basis will not join the Somerville Retirement System.

August 16, 1995

Monies Paid

Hazardous Duty Material monies paid to Somerville Fire Department employees shall be considered regular compensation.

November 29, 1994

Membership

To allow full-time, including provisional and temporary, employees to join the Somerville Retirement System immediately upon employment.

August 19, 1994

Creditable Service

All members of the Somerville Retirement System whether they be full-time or part-time shall be granted 12 months creditable service for each full year of membership.

March 28, 1988

Membership

Persons who were employed by the City of Somerville prior to January 1, 1984 and are being paid out of Federal Funds will become members of the Somerville Retirement System at an annual contribution rate of 7% due to the fact that they had been denied membership prior to that date.

April 24, 1985

Classification

To classify licensed electricians employed by the Somerville Housing Authority in Group 2 as of March 14, 1985.

December 26, 1984

Rules & Regulations

  • Regularly employed part-time employees working a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week must join the retirement system upon first date of employment;

  • Provisional or temporary part-time employees working a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week must join the retirement system after working for six (6) consecutive months;

  • No employees may join the retirement system unless they work a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week;

  • All non-elected board members must join the retirement system upon the first date of employment;

  • Election department employees paid by name for census are not eligible for membership in the retirement system;

  • All new employees shall be examined by a physician and a written report shall be filed in the retirement system prior to their acceptance in the retirement system;

  • Board members shall receive one (1) year of service for each year of service;

  • Part-time employees who work at least twenty (20) hours per week shall receive one (1) year of service for each year of service;

  • Seasonal part-time employees who work at least twenty hours per week for seven (7) months or for the full season whichever is larger shall receive one (1) year of service of each year of service;

  • The following formula shall be used for all hourly persons working for less than twenty (20) hours per week and for those seasonal employees who do not work for at least seven (7) months or the full season whichever is longer:

  • number of hours worked per year  divided by twenty (20)

  • divided the normal working period of the position

  • multiplied 12 months = creditable service granted. (AMENDED November 29, 1994).