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Connecticut Laws | Title 5 State Employees
Sec. 5-192nn. Retirement provisions applicable to certain employees of state-aided institutions. Early retirement incentive program.

(b) Any individual employed by Newington Children's Hospital, the American School for the Deaf or the Connecticut School for the Blind on or before December 31, 1992, who subsequently retires and receives benefits from the state employees retirement system shall be eligible for coverage under the group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plans procured by the Comptroller pursuant to section 5-259. When an individual who qualifies for coverage under this subsection dies, his contingent annuitant and the dependents of his contingent annuitant shall each be entitled to coverage under the state's group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plans, provided each was a dependent for health insurance purposes of the retiree on his date of death. (536)

(c) Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 66 or subsection (f) of section 5-278, any member of the state employees retirement system who was a permanent full-time employee on April 1, 1992, of Newington Children's Hospital, the American School for the Deaf or the Connecticut Institute for the Blind shall be eligible to receive the incentive years set forth in subsection (d) of this section, provided: (1) He retires on an early or normal retirement on July 1, 1992, following his submission of a retirement application to the Retirement Commission; and (2) he has completed at least ten years of service for retirement purposes, composed of employment at a state-aided institution specified in subsection (a) of section 5-175 or actual state service or any combination thereof, prior to the effective date of his retirement, exclusive of the incentive years described in subsection (b) of this section, and has attained age fifty-two on or before July 1, 1992. In no event shall the early retirement incentive program be available to: (A) Applicants for disability retirement; or (B) members whose employment at Newington Children's Hospital, the American School for the Deaf or the Connecticut Institute for the Blind terminated earlier than June 30, 1992. (537)

(d) A member who meets the eligibility requirements of subsection (c) of this section shall have three incentive years added to his service credit for retirement purposes, provided if the applicant on the date of either early or normal retirement has not attained age fifty-five, the portion of the three years necessary to reach age fifty-five will be added to the member's age with the remainder applied to his service credit. The additional service credit shall be considered actual full-time state service for all purposes under chapter 66 except for the calculation of the salary used to compute the retirement benefit. (538)


Sec. 5-193. Short title: State Personnel Act. (540)(Text)

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "State Personnel Act". (541)

Sec. 5-194. Construction and administration. (542)(Text)

This chapter shall be so construed and administered as to provide a uniform and equitable system of personnel administration of employees in the state service. Recruitment, selection, appointment, development, promotion, transfer, layoff, classification, compensation, discipline, separation and provision for the welfare of state employees shall be performed in a manner to secure and retain well qualified employees to carry out state programs effectively and efficiently and to provide reasonable stability of employment in the state service. (543)

Sec. 5-195. Merit principles to be observed. (544)(Text)

The system of personnel administration for employees in the state service shall be based on merit principles. All appointments and promotions, except as hereinafter specified, shall be made according to merit and fitness as ascertained by examinations given in accordance with provisions of this chapter. (545)

Sec. 5-196. Definitions. (546)(Text)

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: (547)

(1) "Agency" means a department, board, institution or commission established by statute, not a part of any other department, board, institution or commission. (548)

(2) "Allocation" means the official assignment of a position in the classified service to the appropriate standard class of the classification plan. (549)

(3) "Appointing authority" means a board, commission, officer, commissioner, person or group of persons having the power to make appointments by virtue of a statute or by lawfully delegated authority. (550)

(4) "Candidate list" means a list of the names of persons based on merit as determined under the provisions of this chapter, which persons have been found qualified through suitable examinations for employment in positions allocated to a specified class, occupational group or career progression level. (551)

(5) "Class", "class of positions" or "position classification" means a position or group of positions in the state classified service established under this chapter that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. (552)

(6) "Classified service" means every office or position in the state service, whether full-time or part-time, for which compensation is paid, except those offices and positions specified in section 5-198 or otherwise expressly provided by statute. (553)

(7) "Compensation" means the salary, wages, benefits and other forms of valuable consideration earned by and provided to an employee in remuneration for services rendered. (554)

(8) "Compensation schedule" or "compensation plan" means a list or lists specifying a series of compensation steps and ranges. (555)

(9) "Eligible" or "eligible person" means a person whose name is on a candidate list. (556)

(10) "Employee" or "state employee" means any person holding a position in state service subject to appointment by an appointing authority. (557)

(11) "Examination" means an assessment device or technique yielding scores or ratings designed to determine the fitness of candidates for positions allocated to a specified class, occupational group or career progression level. (558)

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