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Connecticut Laws | Title 5 State Employees
CHAPTER 66* STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ACT
Sec. 5-189. Credit to court employees for prior municipal service.

Sec. 5-189. Credit to court employees for prior municipal service. (398)(Text)

Each employee of the Superior Court shall be credited for retirement purposes for his entire period of full-time service as an employee of a municipal, city, police, justice or traffic court, provided he shall pay into the retirement fund the contributions he would have paid if he had been a state employee during the period of such court service and his salary for such service had been paid by the state, with five per cent interest on such contributions from July 1, 1961, to the date of payment. (399)

Sec. 5-190. Court reporters to receive credit for service as municipal court stenographers. (400)(Text)

Any person taken into state service as a court reporter who previously served as court stenographer in any municipal court shall be credited with his entire period of full-time service as a municipal employee for the purposes of this chapter upon payment into the State Employees Retirement Fund of such sum for each year of his municipal employment, based upon his salary for such year, as would have been due from him had he been an employee of the state during such period of such court service, with five per cent interest on such contributions from the date he was taken into state service to the date of payment. (401)

Sec. 5-190a. Retirement credit for employees of the Criminal Justice Division and public defenders. (402)(Text)

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, each employee of the Division of Criminal Justice and each public defender, assistant public defender and deputy assistant public defender in the Superior Court who is or becomes a member of the state employees retirement system shall receive full retirement credit and full credit for the vesting of pension rights for each year or portion thereof for which retirement contributions were or shall be paid while serving as a state's attorney, an assistant state's attorney, deputy assistant state's attorney, prosecuting attorney, assistant prosecuting attorney, public defender or assistant public defender in the Superior Court, Circuit Court or Court of Common Pleas, irrespective of whether such service was on a part-time or full-time basis, provided he shall have made contributions to the State Employees Retirement Fund as provided by this chapter, for such service credit. (403)

(b) Each such employee and each such public defender, assistant public defender and deputy assistant public defender who serves on a part-time basis, on and after July 1, 1985, shall receive retirement credit for such service on a percentage basis corresponding to the percentage that the amount of time spent in such service bears to full-time service in such position, as the percentage shall be determined by the commission, provided such individual shall have made contributions to the State Employees Retirement Fund as provided by this chapter, for such service credit. (404)

Sec. 5-190b. Participation in retirement systems by certain teachers at E. O. Smith School; certain service treated as continuous employment by board of education. (405)(Text)

Notwithstanding the provisions of any general statute, charter or special act to the contrary, affecting teacher tenure: (1) Service by teachers employed by The University of Connecticut to teach at the E. O. Smith School prior to the conveyance of the E. O. Smith School pursuant to section 2 of special act 84-42 shall be treated as continuous employment by a board of education within the meaning of section 10-151. Any such teacher who is subsequently employed to teach at the E. O. Smith School on or before September 1, 1987, by the board of education for a regional school district consisting of the towns of Mansfield and Ashford shall be deemed to have been continuously employed by such board of education for all previous years of continuous employment at the E. O. Smith School. No teacher employed by such board of education shall be deemed to have a break in employment within the meaning of section 10-151 by virtue of such conveyance; (2) teachers employed by The University of Connecticut on the date of such conveyance who are subsequently employed to teach at said school by the board of education for a regional school district consisting of the towns of Mansfield and Ashford and who are participants in the state employees retirement system on the date of such conveyance may continue to participate in said system. Participation pursuant to the provisions of this section shall terminate upon retirement or separation from employment by such board of education, whichever first occurs. The employer contribution for retirement benefits for such teachers shall continue to be included in amounts appropriated from the General Fund pursuant to section 5-192d; (3) such teachers who are participants in the federal Old Age and Survivors Insurance System on the date of such conveyance may continue to participate in said system provided such teachers make employee contributions determined by the State Employees Retirement Commission to be due under the federal-state agreement. The state shall continue to pay the employer's share of contributions determined to be due by the State Employees Retirement Commission under the federal-state agreement for such teachers pursuant to section 5-192d. (406)

Sec. 5-191. Credit for service to other states. (407)(Text)

A member of the state employees retirement system who has been in the active full-time employment of another state or states for some past period or periods for which he has received or will receive no retirement benefit or pension and for which he cannot 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 six per cent of his annual rate of compensation when he first became a full-time employee of this state, provided the state or states in which such service was rendered make similar provision for former employees of this state and provided such payment into the state employees retirement system shall be made within one year of his entry into service in this state or on or before July 1, 1966, whichever is later. When a person who has gained credit for such prior service retires, not more than one year of such out-of-state 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 of the amount paid on the extra years of service shall be made. (408)

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