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97B.73 Members from other public systems.

A vested or retired member who was in public employment comparable to employment covered under this chapter in another state or in the federal government, or who was a member of another public retirement system in this state, including but not limited to the teachers insurance annuity association- college retirement equities fund, but who was not retired under that system, upon submitting verification of membership and service in the other public system to the department, including proof that the member has no further claim upon a retirement benefit from that other public system, may make employer and employee contributions to the system either for the entire period of service in the other public system, or for partial service in the other public system in increments of one or more calendar quarters. If the member wishes to transfer only a portion of the service value of another public system to this system and the other public system allows a partial withdrawal of a member's system credits, the member shall receive credit for membership service in this system equivalent to the period of service transferred from the other public system. The contribution payable shall be based upon the member's covered wages for the most recent full calendar year at the applicable rates in effect for that calendar year under sections 97B.11 and 97B.49 and multiplied by the member's years of service in other public employment. If the member's most recent covered wages were earned prior to the most recent calendar year, the member's covered wages shall be adjusted by the department by an inflation factor to reflect changes in the economy since the covered wages were earned.

This section is applicable to a vested or retired member who was a member of a public retirement system established in sections 294.8, 294.9, and 294.10 but was not retired under that system.

Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, effective July 1, 1994, a vested or retired member must have membership service within the current calendar year in order to make contributions in any manner provided by this section.

A member entitled to a benefit from another public system must waive, on a form provided by the Iowa public employees' retirement system, all rights to a retirement benefit under the other public system before receiving credit in this system for the years of service in the other public system. The waiver must be accepted by the other public system.

Effective July 1, 1988, a member eligible for an increased retirement allowance because of the payment of contributions under this section is entitled to receipt of retroactive adjustment payments for no more than six months immediately preceding the month in which written notice was submitted to the department.

However, the department shall ensure that the member, in exercising an option provided in this section, does not exceed the amount of annual additions to a member's account permitted pursuant to section 415 of the federal Internal Revenue Code.

Section History: Early form

[C79, 81, § 97B.73]

Section History: Recent form

84 Acts, ch 1285, § 19; 88 Acts, ch 1242, § 50; 90 Acts, ch 1240, § 40; 92 Acts, ch 1201, § 59; 93 Acts, ch 44, § 11; 94 Acts, ch 1183, §56; 96 Acts, ch 1187, § 61, 62

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