145.49 Calculations of employee and employer contribution rates separately.

(A) Notwithstanding section 145.47 of the Revised Code:

(1) The public employees retirement system shall be authorized to calculate the employee contribution rates separately for those public employees contributing toward benefits as PERS public safety officers under section 145.332 of the Revised Code.

(2) Each public employee contributing toward benefits as PERS law enforcement officers under section 145.332 of the Revised Code shall contribute to the employees' savings fund the rate determined under division (A)(1) of this section plus an additional percentage specified by the public employees retirement board, which shall initially be one per cent of the employee's earnable salary and shall not be increased to more than two per cent of the employee's earnable salary.

(B) Notwithstanding section 145.48 of the Revised Code, the public employees retirement system shall be authorized to calculate the employer contribution rates separately for those public employees contributing toward benefits as PERS public safety officers under section 145.332 of the Revised Code or as PERS law enforcement officers under that section, except that the employer contribution rate shall not exceed eighteen and one-tenth per cent of the earnable salaries of those employees.

(C) If the public employees retirement board adopts a rule under division (P) of section 145.332 of the Revised Code under which service as a public safety officer is treated as service as a law enforcement officer, the contributions for service as a public safety officer shall be at the rate for service as a law enforcement officer.

Cite as R.C. § 145.49

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.148, SB 343, §1, eff. 1/7/2013.

Effective Date: 02-01-2002; 2008 SB267 03-24-2009