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Rule 145-2-15 | Cincinnati retirement system.

 

(A) This rule amplifies sections 145.2910, 145.2911, and 145.2912 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Eligible service credit" means service earned under this system or the Cincinnati retirement system or military service credit purchased or obtained in this system or the Cincinnati retirement system.

(C)

(1) A member of this system, who is eligible to obtain eligible service credit in this system for service credit with the Cincinnati retirement system, shall make a request to obtain credit for such service on a form provided by this system.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in this rule, a member shall make payments required under division (C)(4)(a) of section 145.2911 of the Revised Code pursuant to rule 145-1-35 or 145-1-38 of the Administrative Code. A member may use an eligible rollover distribution for such payments as allowed by rule 145-1-37 of the Administrative Code.

(3) Service credit for a member who obtains credit pursuant to section 145.2911 of the Revised Code and this rule shall be the amount certified by the Cincinnati retirement system upon payment of the following amounts:

(a) Any required amounts due from the member under section 145.2911 of the Revised Code and this rule; and,

(b) The required amounts due from the Cincinnati retirement system under division (C)(4)(b) of section 145.2911 of the Revised Code.

(4) If the Cincinnati retirement system fails to transfer those amounts required under division (C)(4)(b) of section 145.2911 of the Revised Code, this system shall notify the member, and shall not grant the service credit.

(D)

(1) This system shall transfer those amounts required under section 145.2912 of the Revised Code for a member or former member of this system, who is eligible to obtain eligible service credit in the Cincinnati retirement system for service credit with this system pursuant to section 145.2912 of the Revised Code, after:

(a) Receiving notification from the Cincinnati retirement system that the member has requested such transfer;

(b) The member has paid any required amounts to this system; and,

(c) This system has notified the member.

(2) If a member's request for a transfer under division (A)(4)(a) of section 145.2912 of the Revised Code is for less than the member's total eligible service credit with this system, any benefits or payments to which the member or the member's beneficiary or beneficiaries may be entitled shall be based on the remaining service credit with this system.

(E) A member who purchases or transfers credit under section 145.2912 of the Revised Code shall receive service credit in the public employees retirement system as follows:

(1) For service earned as a police officer under the Cincinnati retirement system, the service credit shall be treated as if it was earned in this system as a law enforcement officer.

(2) For all other service earned under the Cincinnati retirement system, the service credit shall be treated as if it was earned in this system as a member who is not a law enforcement or public safety officer.

(F) This paragraph applies to purchases and transfers initiated after January 7, 2013. The members effective date of retirement or disability benefit shall be no earlier than the first day of the month following receipt by the retirement system of the first partial payment or total payment, if paid in full in one payment. The members effective date of retirement or disability benefit shall be no later than the first day of the month following the ninetieth day after receipt by the retirement system of the first partial payment or total payment, if paid in full by one payment. If the member fails to retire, or terminate employment for purposes of a disability benefit, before the ninetieth day after the first partial payment or total payment is received, the retirement system shall return the amount paid by the member to the member. If the payment was transmitted to the retirement system by a financial institution, the amount received by the retirement system shall be deposited in accordance with section 145.62 of the Revised Code or returned to the financial institution.

(G) Any payments made by a member to purchase credit pursuant to section 145.2910, 145.2911, or 145.2912 of the Revised Code shall not be refunded to a member except as authorized or required under those sections or section 145.40 of the Revised Code.

Last updated September 30, 2021 at 9:07 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 145.09
Amplifies: 145.2910, 145.2912, 145.2911
Five Year Review Date: 9/30/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 11/30/2001 (Emer.), 2/14/2002, 1/1/2003, 1/1/2007, 4/6/2007 (Emer.), 7/1/2007, 1/7/2013 (Emer.), 3/24/2013