2007 ORS 238.215¹
Contributions by certain higher education employees

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter:

(1) An employee, as defined in ORS 243.910 (Definitions for ORS 243.910 to 243.945) (2), who is an active member of the system and who has elected, and not canceled that election, to be assisted by the State Board of Higher Education under ORS 243.920 (Assisting employees to obtain supplemental benefits) (1), shall not contribute to the fund on any part of the annual salary of the employee in excess of $4,800 at any time during which the State Board of Higher Education assists the employee under ORS 243.920 (Assisting employees to obtain supplemental benefits) (1).

(2) The current service pension, whether for service or disability retirement, under this chapter provided by the contributions of the employers of such employee shall be:

(a) If the State Board of Higher Education is assisting such employee under ORS 243.920 (Assisting employees to obtain supplemental benefits) (1) at the time of retirement, a pension equal to the annuity provided by the employee’s accumulated contributions to the fund.

(b) If the State Board of Higher Education is not assisting such employee under ORS 243.920 (Assisting employees to obtain supplemental benefits) (1) at the time of retirement, but previously so assisted the employee:

(A) For service before the date the State Board of Higher Education last ceased to assist the employee, a pension equal to the annuity provided by the employee’s accumulated contributions to the fund before that date.

(B) For service on and after the date the State Board of Higher Education last ceased to so assist the employee, a pension computed as provided in ORS 238.300 (Service retirement allowance) (2), but if the employee retires before reaching the normal retirement age, actuarially reduced and computed on the then attained age. For the purpose of computing the pension under this subparagraph, only the number of years of membership of the employee after the day before that date and only the salary of the employee on which the employee contributes to the fund for those years shall be considered.

(3) Subsection (2) of this section does not apply to an employee, as defined in ORS 243.910 (Definitions for ORS 243.910 to 243.945) (2), who is an active member of the system, who elected to be assisted by the State Board of Higher Education under ORS 243.920 (Assisting employees to obtain supplemental benefits) (1) before January 1, 1968, who canceled that election within the first 60 days of the calendar year 1968 as provided in ORS 243.940 (Employee election) (5) and who does not thereafter elect to be assisted by the State Board of Higher Education under ORS 243.920 (Assisting employees to obtain supplemental benefits) (1).

(4) Subsection (2) of this section does not apply to an employee, as defined in ORS 243.910 (Definitions for ORS 243.910 to 243.945) (2), who is an active member of the system and has been an active member of the system continuously since any date before January 1, 1968; who elected to be assisted by the State Board of Higher Education under ORS 243.920 (Assisting employees to obtain supplemental benefits) (1) before January 1, 1968; and who cancels that election in any calendar year after 1968, but before the calendar year in which the employee retires, as provided in ORS 243.940 (Employee election) (5) and does not thereafter elect to be assisted by the State Board of Higher Education under ORS 243.920 (Assisting employees to obtain supplemental benefits) (1). In this case the benefit, whether for service or disability retirement, shall be computed as under ORS 238.300 (Service retirement allowance); however, for service during periods in which the employee was assisted by the State Board of Higher Education under ORS 243.920 (Assisting employees to obtain supplemental benefits) (1), a year of membership as used in ORS 238.300 (Service retirement allowance) (2) shall be a portion of a year which is represented by a fraction the numerator of which is $4,800 and the denominator of which is the salary earned by the employee in that year. However, in no case shall the fraction be greater than one. [Formerly 237.073]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 238—Public Employees Retirement System, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­238.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.