CETA Service with a Commonwealth Agency

If the individual was employed under the CETA program by the state, we will send to the appropriate agency for date and salary information.

The cost to purchase this time is an amount equal to that which would have been withheld as regular deductions from the member’s regular compensation for such period had the individual been a member of the State Retirement System during this period plus interest.

CETA-City/Town/County

Members with CETA employment are eligible to buy back this service.

If the individual was employed under the CETA program by a city or town, The member must provide official documentation from the appropriate city, town or county indicating the exact dates of service, the exact salaries or compensation received for each calendar year, and what the FTE (full time equivalent) the position was. Without this information, we are unable to calculate the exact amount of creditable service that is eligible.

The cost to purchase this time is an amount equal to that which would have been withheld as regular deductions from the member’s regular compensation for such period had the individual been a member of the State Retirement System during this period plus interest

Prior Non-Membership Service with a City, Town, County or MTRS

Members with prior non-membership service with a city, town, county or MTRS are eligible to apply for creditable service.  The member must provide official documentation from the appropriate city, town, county or MTRS indicating the exact dates of service, the exact salaries or compensation received for each calendar year, and what the FTE (full time equivalent) the position was. If the service was paid as a daily rate, the number of days worked and the rate per day is acceptable. Without this information, we are unable to calculate the exact amount of creditable service that is eligible.

The cost to purchase this time is an amount equal to that which would have been withheld as regular deductions from the member’s regular compensation for such period had the individual been a member of the State Retirement System during this period plus interest.