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Connecticut Laws | Title 5 State Employees
CHAPTER 66* STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ACT
Sec. 5-175. State-aided institutions.

(d) No increase in the number of employees of a state-aided institution who may become members shall be made unless the Commissioner of Administrative Services approves such increase as to necessity and desirability. (338)

Sec. 5-175a. Operators of vending stands in public buildings. Credit for prior years of service. (339)(Text)

(a) Vending stand operators, operating stands under permits held by the State Board of Education and Services for the Blind pursuant to section 10-303, shall be members of the state employees retirement system, part A, exclusive of the Social Security option and benefits in the state employees' retirement system dependent thereon. Each such person shall annually, on or before June thirtieth, pay five per cent of his adjusted gross income, arising out of the operation of such stand, as determined under the Internal Revenue Code, during the calendar year preceding to the Board of Education and Services for the Blind which shall, as the state administering agency for such persons, certify such payment and pay it over to the State Retirement Commission, provided membership of such persons in said system shall be exclusive of disability retirement upon the grounds of defects of vision. (340)

(b) Any member of the state employees retirement system who operated vending stands under permits held by the State Board of Education and Services for the Blind pursuant to section 10-303, prior to October 1, 1971, may obtain credit for such period or periods of service for retirement purposes; provided he has been in the active full-time employment of the state continuously for twelve months next preceding his written request to the Retirement Commission for such credit, and by making retirement contributions of five per cent of his adjusted gross income arising out of the operation of such stands for each of such years with interest thereon at the rate of five per cent per year from the time of such operation to the date of payment, all as certified by the State Board of Education and Services for the Blind. Such payments may be made in twelve equal monthly installments but such service credit shall not be granted unless payment of installments is completed. (341)

Sec. 5-175b. Time limit for purchase of certain kinds of service credit. (342)(Text)

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 5-176, 5-177, 5-177a, 5-181, 5-184, 5-187a, 5-189, 5-190, 5-190a, 5-192a, subsection (b) of section 5-180 and subsections (b) and (d) of section 5-182, no member who is eligible for credit for such service but who has not yet purchased such credit shall receive credit for such service on or after the first of the month following three months after June 28, 1985. Prior to that date, any employee eligible to receive such credit and who desires to receive such credit shall so notify the Retirement Commission. If such employee is financially unable to complete the payment of the required contributions for such credit prior to such date, the Retirement Commission and the employee may enter into a contract for payment of such amount in not more than fifty-two equal biweekly installments. Such installments shall include interest at five per cent per year, and such service credit shall not be granted unless payment of installments is completed. The Retirement Commission shall liberally construe the provisions of sections 5-176, 5-177, 5-177a, 5-181, 5-184, 5-187a, 5-189, 5-190, 5-190a, 5-192a, subsection (b) of section 5-180 and subsections (b) and (d) of section 5-182 and this section in determining whether an employee is eligible to purchase such credit. (343)

Sec. 5-176. Prior public school service. (344)(Text)

A member with permanent status who was previously employed in the public schools of this state and who was a member of the Teachers' Retirement Association, may receive credit for retirement purposes for all such service for which he paid assessments. Such member shall make retirement contributions equal to five per cent of salaries received for such service, with interest thereon at the rate of five per cent per year from September 1, 1917, or from the date of such employment thereafter, to the date of payment. If the member was in state service on or before June 30, 1967, such payment shall be made before June 30, 1971. If the member entered or reentered state service on or after July 1, 1967, such payment shall be made within five years from the date of employment or reemployment as a state employee with permanent status. No such member shall be eligible for retirement credit under this section until he has completed ten years of state service and, in the event of his retirement while ineligible for credit under this section, all contributions and interest thereon paid by him under this section shall be refunded. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, any member with permanent status who was employed in the public schools of this state before July 1, 1980, shall receive retirement credit for his or her period of membership in said teacher's retirement system upon payment of contributions equal to five per cent of his or her salary for such period plus an amount actuarially determined by the Retirement Commission as necessary to fund the increase in benefits payable by reason of such receipt of retirement credit by June 30, 1981. (345)

Sec. 5-177. Credit for out-of-state or foreign service to educational institutions. (346)(Text)

Any person in the unclassified service employed full time by the Board of Trustees of The University of Connecticut, the State Board of Education, the Board of Education and Services for the Blind, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, the American School for the Deaf, the Connecticut Institute for the Blind, the Newington Children's Hospital, the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University System or the Board of Trustees of the Community-Technical Colleges, as a teacher or administrator in a position directly involved in educational activities in any state-operated institution or the Board of Governors of Higher Education, who served prior to his employment by the state in a full-time teaching, administrative or research position in an educational institution in or under the authority of a state department of education or a department of education for the blind in the United States approved by the Retirement Commission, or who was employed by such institution but served all or part of such service time in a foreign country, for which service he has received or will receive no retirement benefit or pension, may gain credit for such prior service, not to exceed ten years in the aggregate, by making retirement contributions for each year of such prior service equal to six per cent of his annual rate of compensation when he first became a full-time employee of this state; provided such payment shall be made within one year of his first full-time employment with the state, or before July 1, 1968, whichever is later, but for the Board of Higher Education and Technical Colleges, July 1, 1974. When a person who has gained credit for such prior service retires, not more than one year of such service may be counted for each two years of state service; provided, if such person has purchased more of such service than can be counted, refund on the amount paid on the extra years of service shall be made. (347)

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