Goto previous pageGoto next page
pg. 31

Connecticut Laws | Title 5 State Employees
Sec. 5-192c. Transfer from teachers' retirement system to state employees retirement system.

No person who has creditable service as a member of the teachers' retirement system and who transfers, on or after July 1, 1978, to the state employees retirement system shall be entitled to benefits from said state employees retirement system until such person has been a member of and contributed to said state employees retirement system for a period of one year. If such transferee dies or becomes disabled before completion of that one year, such transfer shall be deemed to be cancelled and such person shall be deemed to be a member of the teachers' retirement system. (422)

Sec. 5-192d. Administration of retirement funds for teachers at E.O. Smith School. (423)(Text)

The employer contribution for retirement benefits for teachers at the E. O. Smith School who are members of the state employees retirement system shall be included in amounts appropriated from the General Fund to miscellaneous accounts administered by the Comptroller for the state employees retirement contributions and employers' Social Security Tax. (424)

PART V* TIER II PLAN (425)(Text)

Sec. 5-192f. Definitions. (426)(Text)

For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply: (427)

(a) "Year's breakpoint" means, with respect to the calendar year in which occurs a member's last severance from service date, ten thousand seven hundred dollars increased by six per cent each year after 1982, rounded to the nearest multiple of one hundred dollars. (428)

(b) "Final average earnings" means the average covered earnings of a member for his three years of credited service affording the highest such average, disregarding any general temporary reduction or any reduction or nonpayment for illness or other absence which does not exceed ninety days. (429)

(c) "Covered earnings" means the annual salary, as defined in subsection (h) of section 5-154, received by a member in a year, limited by one hundred thirty per cent of the average of the two previous years' covered earnings. The limit does not apply to earnings for calendar years before 1984, nor for the first three full or partial calendar years of employment. The Retirement Commission may adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 determining the procedures to be followed when the member was not employed on a full-time basis for the entire two previous years used to develop such limit. (430)

(d) "Hazardous duty member" means a member who is a state policeman in the active service of the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety, who is engaged in guard or instructional duties at the Connecticut Correctional Institution, Somers, the Connecticut Correctional Institution, Enfield-Medium, the Carl Robinson Correctional Institution, Enfield, the John R. Manson Youth Institution, Cheshire, the Connecticut Correctional Institution, Niantic, the Connecticut Correctional Center, Cheshire or the community correctional centers, who is an employee of the Whiting Forensic Division or its predecessor institutions with direct and substantial patient contact, who is a detective, chief inspector or inspector in the Division of Criminal Justice or chief detective, who is employed as a correctional counselor, correctional counselor supervisor, parole officer or parole supervisor or in a comparable job classification by the Board of Pardons and Paroles, or who has been designated as a hazardous duty member pursuant to the terms of a collective bargaining agreement. (431)

(e) "Tier I plan" means the plan set out in sections 5-157 to 5-192d, inclusive. (432)

(f) "Tier II plan" means the plan set out in sections 5-192e to 5-192x, inclusive. (433)

(g) "State employment" means employment with state-aided institutions, any position in state government, including any position funded wholly or partially by the federal government, and any other employment which, prior to January 1, 1984, would have resulted in coverage under the tier I plan. All references to "state" shall include such positions and employment. (434)

(h) "Severance from service date" means an employee's date of retirement, death, resignation or termination for cause from the state, or except as otherwise provided in section 5-192i, the first anniversary of the first day of a period in which he remains absent from service, without pay, with the state, for any reason other than retirement, death, resignation or termination for cause, whichever is earlier. (435)

Sec. 5-192g. Eligibility and membership. (436)(Text)

(a) Membership in the tier II plan shall be required for each state employee, whether or not exempt from the classified service, appointed after January 1, 1984, unless specifically excluded in this section or unless section 5-192e mandates coverage under the tier I plan. Except as indicated in subsection (d) of this section, membership commences on the later of the first day of employment or July 7, 1983. (437)

(b) Membership in the tier II plan shall be required for each employee in state service on June 30, 1982, who had not previously been a member of the state employees retirement system, and who had not previously elected to become a member of the state employees retirement system or any other Connecticut retirement plan, unless specifically excluded in this section. (438)

(c) Teachers not in state service are not eligible for membership in the tier II plan. (439)

(d) Any teacher or professional staff member as described in subsection (g) of section 5-160, first employed on or after January 1, 1984, shall be covered under the tier II plan unless he is eligible for and elects membership within six months after employment in the teachers' retirement system or an alternate retirement program. In the absence of such an election, membership hereunder shall be retroactive to the first day of employment. Any such individual shall be a member in only one of the three systems or programs. (440)

(e) Members of the judiciary eligible for retirement under the provisions of section 51-50 or section 51-50a are not eligible for membership in the tier II plan unless they elect to remain or be reinstated as members of the state employees retirement system under section 5-192h. (441)

Goto previous page31Goto next page


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide citizens free access to the laws and codes of their state utilizing a unique search engine that matches clients with qualified legal professionals who can help with specific issues.

Our goal is to do this in a manner that promotes open government and freedom of information, while providing attorneys with valuable tools to connect with qualified prospects in need of professional services.

Ignorance Is No Excuse
Your Right To Know The Law

All citizens have a right to have access to the laws that govern them. Citizen awareness and participation in government is fundamental to ensuring a sound democracy.

Although unfettered access to the law is a fundamental right to all citizens, there is no substitute for experienced legal counsel.

We do not recommend self-representation. We do, however, recognize that in an age where people routinely research legal matters online using everything from a smartphone to their xbox, both attorneys and clients alike can benefit from this resource.