PERMANENT PART-TIME EMPLOYEES
Permanent part-time employees working a minimum of 18.75 hours per week must become members of the MWRA Employees’ Retirement System.
Part-time employees who work less than 18.75 hours per week cannot become members of the MWRA Employees’ Retirement System.
Intems/Co-ops cannot become members of the MWRA Employees’ Retirement System.
Contract employees are not eligible for membership in the MWRA Employees’ Retirement System. Contract employees are employees hired to perform a specific set of duties for a limited time (usually less than one year); and who perform tasks above the capability or experience level of existing personnel hired to fulfill essential duties when coverage by existing staff is not feasible due to vacation schedules, illness, job vacancy, special projects, etc.
Consultants are not eligible for membership in the MWRA Employees’ Retirement System. Consultants receive a fee for services and are hired to perform specialized services for a limited time that are beyond the expertise or capability of existing personnel.
ON CALL EMPLOYEES
“On Call”employees are not eligible for membership in the MWRA Employees’ Retirement System. “On Call” employees are hired to fulfill temporary clerical and other needs of the MWRA. “On Call” employees are hired on an “annual contract” basis (with a no notice termination clause for both parties) that commences on the date of hire and ends on the one-year anniversary of the date of hire.
TEMPORARY, SEASONAL EMPLOYEES
Temporary, seasonal employees are not eligible for membership in the MWRA Employees’ Retirement System. Temporary, seasonal employees are employees hired to perform an assignment that is not of a continuing nature during a specific period of time.
PERMANENT PART-TIME EMPLOYEES
Creditable service is calculated on one year of creditable service for each such part-time service while employed at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.
BUYBACK OF PRIOR EMPLOYMENT
Part-time employees, interns/co-ops, contract employees, consultants, on call employees, and temporary, seasonal employees who become members of the MWRA Retirement Employees’ Retirement System can “buy back” their service as non-members.
Service credit with respect to qualified military service is subject to Internal Revenue Code Section 414(u) and the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights of 1994, as amended (USERRA). Members who have timely filed for and are eligible to purchase military creditable service for their military service under G.L. c. 32, s. 4(1)(h) may be credited with up to four years of service. Service shall not be credited unless and until the member has paid into the annuity savings fund payments for each year of creditable service sought an amount equal to ten percent of the regular annual compensation of the member when the member entered the retirement system. Such payments may be made in one sum or in installments at any time prior to retirement.