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Connecticut Laws | Title 5 State Employees
CHAPTER 66* STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ACT
Sec. 5-181. Credit for prior state service. Credit for service in the General Assembly.

Sec. 5-181. Credit for prior state service. Credit for service in the General Assembly. (358)(Text)

(a) A member who has been in state service for some past period or periods not otherwise credited for retirement purposes, and for which he cannot obtain credit for retirement purposes under any other section of this chapter, may obtain credit for such period or periods of service for retirement purposes; provided he has been in state service continuously for the twelve months next preceding his written request to the Retirement Commission for such service credit, and provided he pays to the retirement fund for each month of such service a sum based on his gross yearly rate of compensation as of the date such service was rendered, and equal to one-twelfth of two per cent of any part of such compensation on which the state made contributions under a Social Security Agreement, plus one-twelfth of five per cent of any part on which the state did not make such contributions, with interest thereon at the rate of five per cent per year from the time such service was rendered or from September 1, 1939, whichever is later, to the date of payment. Such payment may be made by payroll deductions as determined by the Retirement Commission over a period not to exceed thirty-six months, with interest on such contributions at the rate of five per cent per year to be paid not later than the last day of the month following the payment of the last of such deductions; but such service credit shall not be granted unless payment of contributions and interest is completed. (359)

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 5-175b, any member of the state employees retirement system who served as a member of the General Assembly prior to July 1, 1985, may obtain credit for such service in the General Assembly not otherwise credited for retirement purposes, provided application is made to the State Employees Retirement Commission not later than December 31, 1990, and provided further such member pays to the retirement fund for each month of such service in the General Assembly a sum based on his gross yearly rate of compensation as of the date such service was rendered and equal to one-twelfth of two per cent of any part of such compensation to the amount of the Social Security maximum wage plus one-twelfth of five per cent of the excess for part B members and one-twelfth of five per cent of such compensation for part A members, with interest thereon in both cases at the rate of five per cent per year from the time such service was rendered to the date of payment. Payment shall be made in accordance with the regulations concerning prior service as prescribed by the State Employees Retirement Commission. (360)

Sec. 5-181a. Credit for service with United States federal government. (361)(Text)

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 5-175b, a member of the state employees retirement system who has been in the active full-time employment of the United States federal government for some past period or periods for which he has received or will receive no retirement benefit or pension and for which he is not eligible to obtain credit for retirement purposes under any section of this chapter may receive credit for such period or periods, not to exceed ten years in the aggregate, by making contributions to the State Employees Retirement Fund, for each year of such prior service, equal to two, or five per cent of his federal salary, as appropriate for plan membership, for the period of such federal service, plus interest thereon at the rate of five per cent per year from the time such service was rendered to date of payment. Such payment may be made by payroll deductions as determined by the Retirement Commission over a period not to exceed twenty-four months, and such installments shall include interest at five per cent per year. No service credit shall be granted unless payment of all contributions and interest is completed, and then not more than one year of federal service shall be counted for each two years of Connecticut state service. (362)

Sec. 5-181b. Continuation of membership during service as elected official. (363)(Text)

(a) Any member of tier I of the state employees retirement system elected to serve as an official of the state or any political subdivision of the state during the 1988 calendar year or thereafter may elect, during the time he so serves, but no longer than ten years, to continue his membership in said system. Any such member shall continue to make contributions to said system and shall be ineligible for membership in any other state or municipal retirement system during such time. (364)

(b) Any member of tier II of the state employees' retirement system elected to serve as an official of the state or any political subdivision of the state during the 1988 calendar year or thereafter may elect, during the time he so serves, but no longer than ten years, to continue his membership in said system. Any such member shall be ineligible for membership in any other state or municipal retirement system during such time. (365)

Sec. 5-182. Miscellaneous service credits. (366)(Text)

(a) A member who has made contributions on all his salary received from September 1, 1939, to his retirement date, and who began to make his retirement contributions before September 1, 1941, shall receive credit for his service before September 1, 1939, with the National Reemployment Service. (367)

(b) A member who was an employee of the United States Employment Service in Connecticut shall receive credit for his service with the United States Employment Service if he complies with all the requirements for obtaining service credit in section 5-181. (368)

(c) The retirement salary of any employee of the Department of Transportation who was employed by the state at the Charter Oak Bridge, transferred to employment with the Greater Hartford Bridge Authority and subsequently taken back into state service shall be computed as though such employee were a member of part A of the state employees retirement system, provided an amount equal to the percentage of any Social Security payments made to such employee, which percentage is attributable to his employment by the state, shall be deducted from such retirement salary. (369)

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