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Rule 145-2-06 | Purchase of military service credit.


(A) This rule amplifies sections 145.301 and 145.302 of the Revised Code.

(B) The member shall submit report(s) of separation (form DD214) or other satisfactory documentation to the public employees retirement system as evidence of the member's military service, active or inactive duty points, if applicable, and discharge.

(C) If a member has been in military service more than once as evidenced by more than one report of separation or service and wishes to purchase credit under section 145.302 of the Revised Code for more than one period of military service, interest as set in rule 145-1-35 of the Administrative Code shall be charged from the date the member last terminated military service.

(D) For military service purchased under section 145.301 of the Revised Code:

(1) A member shall have at least twelve months of contributing service for purposes of the calculation described in paragraph (D)(2) of this rule;

(2) The retirement system shall calculate the cost by using the greater of the members final average salary or earnable salary for the twelve months of contributing service under Chapter 145., 3307., or 3309. of the Revised Code immediately preceding the month in which the application to purchase is received by the system. The public employees retirement board shall, based upon its actuary's recommendation, set the percentage rate for the cost of service allowed under section 145.301 of the Revised Code.

(E) Where applicable, the member's public employer shall certify information including, but not limited to, the earnable salary the member would have earned during the member's military service on a form provided by the retirement system.

(F) The employer contributions due pursuant to section 145.302 of the Revised Code shall be billed to the employer for payment after the member has paid all or part of the employee contributions due. If the employer fails to make the payments required, any employer amounts not paid shall be certified for collection and subject to the same penalty and interest described in section 145.51 of the Revised Code.

Last updated September 30, 2021 at 9:07 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 145.09
Amplifies: 145.301, 145.302
Five Year Review Date: 9/30/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 8/15/1973, 1/1/1978, 1/2/1990, 8/6/1990, 11/2/1996, 5/4/2000, 1/1/2003, 1/1/2007, 1/7/2013 (Emer.), 3/24/2013