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Connecticut Laws | Title 5 State Employees
CHAPTER 66* STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ACT
Sec. 5-158c. Payment by part B member, without prior part A membership, for such participation.

Sec. 5-158c. Payment by part B member, without prior part A membership, for such participation. (159)(Text)

Each state employee who became a member of the state employees retirement system, part B, without having first become a member of such system, part A, shall, upon payment of such sum to the retirement system, within the time and in the manner prescribed by the State Retirement Commission, as such commission shall determine to be equitable, but not in excess of five per cent of all salaries or wages received upon which such employee's retirement salary is to be based, be deemed a member of part A and receive upon retirement, in addition to any Social Security benefits, such retirement salary as said employee would be entitled to as a member of part A of the state employees retirement system. (160)

Sec. 5-158d. Payment by part A member for such participation. (161)(Text)

Each state employee who is a member of the state employees retirement system, part A, may, upon the enactment of and pursuant to federal-enabling legislation, elect to be covered by Social Security and, from the date of such election, he shall pay his required Social Security contribution. If the federal-enabling legislation shall allow such employee to be covered by Social Security retroactively, then, upon payment to the state employees retirement system by such employee of the amount required to be paid by him as an employee, the state shall take all the necessary steps and make all the necessary payments to the federal government to effectuate such Social Security coverage. The payment for retroactive coverage may be made in accordance with a payment schedule, without interest, as may be established by the State Employees Retirement Commission. Upon payment of all necessary contributions by such employee, upon retirement he shall be entitled to receive, in addition to any Social Security benefits, his full retirement salary as a member of part A of the state employees retirement system. (162)

Sec. 5-158e. Transfer from part A to part B. (163)(Text)

Each state employee who is a member of the state employees retirement system, part A, may, upon the enactment of and pursuant to federal-enabling legislation, elect to become a member of such retirement system, part B, and, from the date of such election, he shall pay his required Social Security contribution. If the federal-enabling legislation shall allow such employee to be covered by Social Security retroactively, such retroactive payment required to be paid by him as an employee shall be paid by the state to the federal government from the amount in the state employees retirement system standing to the credit of such employee and, if such amount is insufficient to make such payment, the deficiency shall be paid by such employee to the retirement system within the time and in the manner prescribed by the State Employees Retirement Commission. From the date of such election, provided any such deficiency has been paid, such employee shall be a part B member and be entitled, upon retirement, to the retirement benefits due to a member of the state employees retirement system, part B. Each member of the state employees retirement system who is employed by a state-aided institution, as defined in section 5-175, shall have an opportunity to elect to participate in part B of said system. Such election shall be made in the period between October 1, 1980, and December 31, 1980, in accordance with rules to be prescribed by the Retirement Commission. (164)

Sec. 5-158f. Election by new employees. Special option to nonmembers. Retirement system provisions not applicable to employees in federally funded positions. (165)(Text)

Each new state employee who may be entitled to become eligible for membership in the state employees retirement system, part B, shall, at the time of commencement of his employment, elect (a) to become a member, when eligible, of the state employees retirement system, part B, integrated with Social Security, in which event he shall make all the payments required of such a part B employee and receive all the benefits of such a part B employee; or (b) to become a member, when eligible, of the state employees retirement system, part A, plus Social Security coverage, in which event he shall make all the payments required for Social Security and of such a part A employee and receive all the benefits of such part A and Social Security. Any such employee, who fails to make an election within six months after employment, shall be deemed to have elected to become a member of the state employees retirement system part B, pursuant to subdivision (a) of this section, unless such employee qualifies for, and has elected to become a member of, either the Teachers' Retirement Association in accordance with the provisions of subsection (g) of section 5-160 or an alternate retirement program as authorized by subsections (u) and (v) of section 5-154, section 5-156, this section and subsection (g) of section 5-160. No such election shall be changed after six months' employment except as provided in section 5-158b or 5-158c. Each employee not presently a member of the state employees retirement system shall have an opportunity to elect or reject membership in the period between October 1, 1973, and December 31, 1973, in accordance with rules to be prescribed by the State Employees Retirement Commission. The requirements of this section shall not apply to state employees in positions funded in whole or in part by the federal government as part of any public service employment program, on-the-job training program or work experience program. (166)

Sec. 5-158g. Effect on options. (167)(Text)

Each state employee who elects, under the provisions of sections 5-158a to 5-158f, inclusive, to contribute to both Social Security and full part A of the state employees retirement system and who has, in effect, an option providing for his spouse, under the State Employees Retirement Act, shall be allowed, upon written application to the Retirement Commission, prior to January 1, 1970, to cancel or reduce or retain such option and such option, if cancelled, shall be of no force or effect or shall have such effect as the reduced option provides. Upon the retirement of a member who has cancelled or reduced such option under the provisions of this section, his retirement salary shall be reduced by such amount or amounts, if any, as the Retirement Commission shall determine as the actuarial equivalent of the value of the protection for the amount of the retirement salary which would have been payable to the spouse if the member had died between (1) the first date on which the spouse would have been entitled to a retirement salary if the member had died on such date and (2) the date of cancellation, or to the value of the excess of such protection over that under the reduced option, as the case may be. (168)

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