5505-5-02 Prior service credit.

(A) A member of the highway patrol retirement system may purchase retirement credit for full-time service as a member of a state or municipal retirement system as defined in sections 5505.20, 5505.201, and 5505.40 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Full-time service" is defined as a period of employment during which the employee regularly worked substantially the same number of hours as would a member of the highway patrol retirement system.

(C) Credit may not be purchased for periods of employment during which the employee was not considered to be full-time, nor can these periods be combined for full-time credit.

(1) The member shall provide documented proof of full-time employment as required by HPRS.

(2) In the absence of clear documentation to the contrary, if the record of contributions indicates that the member was not receiving pay equivalent to or greater than the minimum wage in effect at the time on a forty-hour per week basis, it shall be presumed that the employment was not full-time.

(D) Credit may not be purchased for periods of employment during which credit was purchased from any other state or municipal retirement system.

(E) Upon application to purchase prior service credit, the appropriate retirement system shall certify, to the satisfaction of HPRS, the service dates and refunded contributions of the member on the application.

(F) When prior service credit purchased under sections 5505.20, 5505.201, 5505.40, and division (C) of section 5505.17 of the Revised Code is purchased in increments, the cost for purchasing a portion of this service credit shall be calculated as a proportionate part of the total cost.

(G) Nothing in this rule shall be construed to permit a member's purchase of credit for purposes of meeting the minimum number of years of service necessary to receive a pension.

Replaces: 5505-5-02

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 5505-5-02

Effective: 5/18/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/18/2022
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5505.07, 5505.40
Rule Amplifies: 5505.17(C), 5505.16, 5505.20, 5505.201, 5505.40 , 5505.25
Prior Effective Dates: 2/15/1981, 1/1/1986, 12/1/1987, 11/1/1990, 11/1/1993, 1/1/1995, 12/1/1995, 10/21/2005, 2/1/2013