3307:1-1-01 Definitions.

Unless another definition is provided, as used in sections 3307.50 to 3307.79 of the Revised Code and Chapters 3307:1-1 to 3307:1-13 of the Administrative Code:

(A) "Contributing service" shall mean periods of employment that fall within the definition of employment as a teacher, as defined by section 3307.01 of the Revised Code, and for which contributions were made to this retirement system.

(B) "Contributing service credit" shall mean the same service credit sections as listed in paragraphs (C)(2)(b)(i) and (C)(2)(b)(ii) of section 3307.58 of the Revised Code.

(C) Covered employment shall mean periods of employment that fall within the definition of employment as a teacher, as defined by section 3307.01 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Did not earn any service credit before July 1, 2013" for purposes of division (A)(2) of section 3307.62 of the Revised Code and "had not earned service credit before July 1, 2013" for purposes of division (C)(2)(i) of section 3307.66 of the Revised Code shall mean the member had no service credit on account with the state teachers retirement system on June 30, 2013, or the member had service credit on account with the state teachers retirement system but withdrew the account on or after July 1, 2013.

(E) "Earned service credit before July 1, 2013" for purposes of both division (A)(1) of section 3307.62 of the Revised Code and division (C)(2)(i) of section of 3307.66 of the Revised Code shall mean the member had service credit on account with the state teachers retirement system on June 30, 2013 and did not withdraw the account on or after July 1, 2013.

(F) "Effective date" or "effective benefit date" in the case of service retirement shall mean the effective date specified by section 3307.58 of the Revised Code; in the case of a disability benefit shall mean the effective date determined in accordance with section 3307.62 of the Revised Code; and in the case of a survivor benefit shall mean the effective date determined in accordance with section 3307.66 of the Revised Code.

(G) "Estimated benefit" or "partial benefit" shall mean a payment, once eligibility for a benefit has been established, of a portion of the benefit not yet finally calculated or granted during the period between the effective date and the determination of the final benefit.

(H) "Final benefit" shall mean the benefit granted once a final determination has been made as to the actual monthly amount payable by the retirement system.

(I) "Full time employment" shall mean employment for the full normal workday of the employing agency.

(J) "Full time service" shall be as defined by in rule 3307:1-2-01 of the Administrative Code.

(K) "Ohio contributing service" shall mean employment by an Ohio public entity for periods during which contributions were made to the public employees retirement system, the school employees retirement system, the state teachers retirement system, the police and fire pension fund, or the highway patrol retirement system.

(L) "Part time service" shall be as defined in rule 3307:1-2-01 of the Administrative Code.

(M) "Regularly employed" shall mean a consistent pattern of employment for twelve or more consecutive weeks by the same employer.

(N) "Total service" and "total service credit" shall be as defined by section 3307.50 of the Revised Code.

(O) "Year" shall mean the year beginning July first and ending June thirtieth, unless a calendar year or period of twelve consecutive months is specified.

Effective: 09/09/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3307.04
Rule Amplifies: 3307.50
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/01 (Emer.), 9/17/01, 8/1/05, 7/1/13 (Emer)