3307:1-13-01 Re-employment restrictions applicable to retirants.

This rule implements section 3307.35 of the Revised Code and applies to Ohio public service after retirement in circumstances other than those subject to section 3307.351 of the Revised Code and rule 3307:1-13-02 of the Administrative Code.

(A) For the purpose of this rule and section 3307.35 of the Revised Code:

(1) "Effective retirement benefit date" means the effective date upon which a retirement allowance or distribution begins.

(2) "Non-uniformed retirement system" means the public employees retirement system, the state teachers retirement system and the school employees retirement system.

(3) "Ohio retirement system" means the public employees retirement system, the state teachers retirement system, the school employees retirement system, the Ohio police and fire pension fund, the highway patrol retirement system, and the Cincinnati retirement system.

(4) "Uniformed retirement system" means the Ohio police and fire pension fund and the highway patrol retirement system.

(5) "Alternative retirement plan" means a plan established under Chapter 3305. of the Revised Code.

(B)

(1) Forfeiture of a retirement allowance under section 3307.35 of the Revised Code for employment in a position covered by another Ohio retirement system or an alternative retirement plan shall apply only to a state teachers retirement system retirant granted service retirement under section 3307.57 , 3307.58 , 3307.59 or 3307.60 of the Revised Code and to a member granted disability benefits under section 3307.62 of the Revised Code whose effective service retirement or disability benefit date is on or after September 1, 1991.

(2) A state teachers retirement system retirant who has received a service retirement allowance for less than two months and who becomes employed in a position covered by an Ohio retirement system or an alternative retirement plan shall forfeit such allowance for any month in which the retirant is so employed during the two-month period after the effective retirement benefit date. The amount of the allowance to be forfeited if such a retirant selected a plan of payment under division (A) or (B) of section 3307.60 of the Revised Code shall be the monthly allowance or benefit equal to the single lifetime benefit described in section 3307.58 of the Revised Code. .

(3) Notwithstanding paragraphs (B)(1) and (B)(2) of this rule, forfeiture of a retirement allowance shall not apply to a state teachers retirement system retirant who continues employment in a position covered by a uniformed Ohio retirement system if the retirant was continuously employed in the position for at least two months prior to the effective retirement benefit date in this system.

(C)

(1)

(a) Where a member of this system who has also established membership in another non-uniformed retirement system or systems or an alternative retirement plan is terminating all employment covered by all the systems and the alternative retirement plan, and is electing to take a service retirement benefit from one or more of the other systems or the alternative retirement plan as of the effective retirement benefit date, the member shall elect to:

(i) Apply for a benefit if eligible pursuant to section 3307.57 , 3307.58 or 3307.60 of the Revised Code with an identical effective date; or

(ii) Apply for a refund of contributions pursuant to section 3307.56 of the Revised Code.

(b) If the member applies for a benefit as described in paragraph (C)(1)(a)(i) of this rule, the system shall calculate the benefit with any necessary reduction for concurrent service among the systems.

(2) Where a member of this system who has also established membership in a uniformed retirement system or systems is terminating all employment covered by all the systems and is electing to take a service retirement benefit from one or more of the other systems as of the effective retirement benefit date, the member shall elect to:

(a) Apply for a benefit if eligible pursuant to section 3307.57 , 3307.58 or 3307.60 of the Revised Code with an identical effective date;

(b) Apply for a refund of contributions pursuant to section 3307.56 of the Revised Code.

(c) If, as of the effective retirement benefit date from a uniformed retirement system, the member has sufficient service credit to qualify for a service retirement benefit in this system, the effective retirement benefit date shall be the first of the month following the later of the benefit date in the uniformed retirement system or attainment of eligibility for a service retirement benefit in this system.

(3) A member of this system who also is a member of a uniformed retirement system and who has applied for a retirement benefit in the uniformed retirement system may continue employment without forfeiture under section 3307.35 of the Revised Code in the position covered by this system, provided that contributions made to this system after the member's effective retirement benefit date in the uniformed retirement system shall accrue only a benefit as described in section 3307.352 of the Revised Code.

(4) If the member has been continuously employed in a position covered by this system for at least two months prior to the effective retirement benefit date in an alternative retirement plan, a uniformed or non-uniformed retirement system, other than this system, an irrevocable election may be made on a form provided by this system to have contributions to this system made prior to the effective retirement benefit date in the other system or an alternative retirement plan also accrue the same benefit described in section 3307.352 of the Revised Code. In the event this election is made, allowable interest shall not begin until the first of the month after the effective retirement benefit date in the other system or an alternative retirement plan.

Effective: 03/24/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/14/2014
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3307.04
Rule Amplifies: 3307.35
Prior Effective Dates: 6/22/92 (Emer.), 9/10/92, 7/1/01 (Emer.), 9/17/01, 7/18/03, 5/24/04, 5/14/09, 1/7/13 (Emer)