March 26, 2013: Any individual who is an active member of the Waltham Retirement System as of the effective date of this regulation may purchase past service rendered as a part-time, provisional, temporary, temporary provisional, seasonal or intermittent employee of the City of Waltham, Waltham School Department and/or Waltham Housing Authority, provided that the member remits to the Waltham Retirement Board the appropriate amount of contributions that would have been withheld, together with buyback interest, had he or she been a member of the System at the time the service was rendered. It shall be the responsibility of the member to obtain, and provide to the Board, verification of this past service rendered, including but not limited to payroll records indicating the amount of compensation received and amount of hours worked. In the event that any or all of such original documentation is unavailable, the Board may exercise its discretion pursuant to M.G.L. c. 32, § 20(5)(c)(1), on a case by case basis, to accept alternative documentation to verify said service and compensation.
For members who purchase such service rendered as a part-time, provisional, temporary, temporary provisional, seasonal or intermittent employee creditable service shall be calculated based on 170 hours of compensated employment being the equivalent of one (1) month of creditable service. Members shall be credited with full months and full years of past service rendered and purchased. Members shall not receive more than one (1) year credit in any calendar year.