Webster Retirement Board Supplemental Regulations

February 9, 2009

Creditable Service – Call Firefighters

In the event that any call firefighter should take a full time position in any other department, whether it be in Webster, or in any other Town in the Commonwealth having a Retirement System regulated by PERAC, at retirement he or she will not be entitled to the one full year of creditable service for each year served as a call firefighter, but creditable service will be adjusted in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 32, Section 4(2) (b).

September 2, 2004

Buy-backs 

An active police officer [who is a member of the retirement system] may buy back his or her permanent intermittent time, provisional full-time, or provisional part-time employment. If he or she wishes to pay back into the system for previous time worked, the calculation of creditable service will be based on actual hours worked. Overtime or extra paid details are not calculated in the buyback. Auxiliary and/or reserve status is not applicable to buy back.

January 13, 2004

Creditable Service – Call Firefighters

To allow call firefighters to receive one (1) year of creditable service for each full year of service in the Webster Fire Department, provided they are permanent call fire fighters with a stated weekly, monthly, or semi-annual rate of compensation. Call fire fighters of the Town of Webster not previously allowed into the Retirement System may request membership, and may buy back the time they were employed as a call firefighter and not eligible for membership, provided said member pays back into the system an amount equal to that which would have been deducted from wages, plus interest. Base salary only shall be considered regular compensation for deduction purposes and in the calculation of retirement benefits. The buy backs may be made in regular weekly or monthly payments, through payroll deduction, or other regular payments convenient for the member, but must be paid in full before retirement.


August 20, 2001

Creditable Service

In all cases involving part-time, provisional, temporary, temporary provisional, per diem, seasonal, or intermittent employment or service of any employee in any governmental unit prior to membership, said member shall be entitled to buy back said service, provided that said member subsequently became a member of the town of Webster Contributory Retirement System and said member pays back into the system an amount equal to that which would have been deducted from wages plus interest. Creditable service shall be computed to credit the member for that proportion of a normal year which the number of hours actually worked during that year bears to the normal working hours from the department under which the employee worked.

August 2, 1999

Buy-Backs

Any member eligible to purchase military service under the provisions of Chapter 71 of the Acts of 1996 must render payment for the cost of such military service buyback in a lump sum payment or two installments, either of which must be made within a 12 month period commencing with the date of acceptance of the application by the Board.

January 19, 1999

Membership

Membership/eligibility:
Membership is required for all full‑time permanent Town of Webster employees, excluding School Department employees, who are scheduled to work a minimum of 31 1/2 hours per week. A full‑time permanent town position shall be considered any position scheduled for continuous employment for a period of 52 calendar weeks during a year uninterrupted except for required military service, authorized paid vacation, sick, personal leave or other authorized leave of absence.

Town of Webster employees, excluding School Department employees, who are scheduled to work a minimum of 20 hours but less than 31 1/2 hours per week are considered permanent part‑time employees. Such employees shall become members of the Webster Contributory Retirement System upon the completion of six months of calendar service. A permanent part‑time position shall be considered any position scheduled for continuous employment for a period of 52 calendar weeks during a year uninterrupted except for required military service, authorized paid vacation, sick, personal leave or other authorized leave of absence.

All part‑time, provisional, temporary, temporary provisional, seasonal or intermittent employees who are scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week and/or less than 52 calendar weeks of uninterrupted employment unless for required military service, authorized paid vacation, sick, personal leave or other authorized leave of absence are not eligible for membership into the Webster Retirement System.

June 14, 1996

Membership

New Police Academy recruits are not eligible to become members of the Webster Contributory Retirement System until successful completion of the Police Academy.