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Chapter 3307-4 | Membership and Contribution

Rule 3307-4-01 | Membership and contribution.

(A) Membership in the retirement system may be denied to the following categories of teachers employed on a temporary basis:

Visiting faculty members appointed to an academic chair in Ohio, provided;

(1) The appointment will not exceed two years;

(2) The faculty member will terminate employment upon completion of the appointment;

(3) The faculty member will remain the employee of a school, college or university other than an Ohio public employer.

(B) A member employed on a part-time basis as a student employee by a school, college or university in which he or she is regularly attending classes may make application to be exempt from contributions to the retirement system, provided that:

(1) Application for exemption from contribution is made within thirty days of such employment or enrollment as a student on a form provided by the retirement system;

(2) The exemption from contribution remains in effect until employment as a student employee of that employer is terminated or contributions are made upon compensation paid by that employer, whichever occurs earlier;

(3) A member on leave of absence from a teaching position covered by the retirement system shall be ineligible for exemption from contribution;

(4) Membership shall be maintained throughout any period of exemption from contribution and such exemption shall not constitute termination of covered employment within the meaning of section 3307.56 of the Revised Code.

(C) Requests for denial of membership or contribution pursuant to this rule shall be made jointly by the teacher and employer involved. Failure to comply with any of the conditions specified in paragraph (A) or paragraph (B) of this rule shall void any denial of membership or contribution previously granted and contributions will thereupon be due beginning with the initial date of appointment.

(D) No service credit will be awarded for any period for which a person is exempted from contribution. A person shall be forever barred from claiming credit for any such period, except as provided by section 3307.73 of the Revised Code.

(E) Supplemental salaried service: Compensation received as a result of reimbursement from a contracted third party or agency for supplemental services rendered in addition to the full-time contracted work period or workload shall not be subject to contributions to the retirement system as provided in division (B) of section 3307.01 of the Revised Code and section 3307.26 of the Revised Code. As such, no service credit is granted for these services.

Last updated May 4, 2023 at 8:23 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3307.04
Amplifies: 3307.01, 3307.24
Five Year Review Date: 5/4/2028
Prior Effective Dates: 12/23/1976, 5/26/1979, 2/25/1980, 12/26/1981, 12/31/1981, 9/23/1991 (Emer.), 12/23/1991, 8/24/1992 (Emer.), 11/5/1992, 1/19/1996, 7/1/2001 (Emer.), 9/17/2001, 7/24/2008, 6/11/2010, 6/2/2013, 5/7/2015, 5/3/2018, 7/1/2019, 5/7/2020, 5/5/2022