Alternative provision for retirement credit for periods of service in uniformed services
(1) As used in this section, “uniformed services” has the meaning given that term in ORS 238.156 (Contributions, benefits and retirement credit for periods of service in uniformed services or Armed Forces).
(2) Any person who entered or reentered active service in the uniformed services after January 1, 1950, or who was in active service in the uniformed services on January 1, 1950, and who, after being other than dishonorably discharged therefrom, entered the employ of an employer participating in the Public Employees Retirement System, may acquire retirement credit for up to four years of active service in the uniformed services by paying in a lump sum to the Public Employees Retirement Board within 90 days of the member’s effective date of retirement an amount determined by the board to represent the full cost to the system of providing the retirement credit to the member, including all administrative costs incurred by the system in processing the application for acquisition of the retirement credit.
(3) A person may not receive retirement credit under this section for any period of service with the uniformed services for which that person receives credit under the provisions of ORS 238.156 (Contributions, benefits and retirement credit for periods of service in uniformed services or Armed Forces) or for which the person is receiving or entitled to receive a pension or retirement pay under a public retirement system established by the United States for the performance of service in the uniformed services.
(4) Any person acquiring retirement credit under this section may elect to have the service retirement allowance of the person determined under any calculation for which the person is eligible under ORS 238.300 (Service retirement allowance), even if the calculation does not produce the largest service retirement allowance. An election under this subsection must be made within 90 days of the member’s effective date of retirement. [1997 c.578 §2; 2003 c.105 §2; 2005 c.808 §26; 2017 c.641 §2]
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