Retirement credit for service as teacher in public schools of another state
(1) A member of the Public Employees Retirement System who is a teacher as described in subsection (3) of this section is entitled to receive retirement credit as provided in subsection (2) of this section if:
(a) The member was employed as a teacher in a public school in another state before being employed in a position that entitled the member to credit in the system; and
(b) The member makes the payment required by subsection (2) of this section within the time specified by that subsection.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, a member of the system employed as a teacher as described in subsection (3) of this section and who meets the requirements of subsection (1) of this section is entitled to receive retirement credit for the period of the member’s service with a public school in another state, not to exceed a maximum of four years, if the member within 90 days of the member’s effective date of retirement:
(a) Applies in writing to the Public Employees Retirement Board for such retirement credit;
(b) Provides written verification to the board from the public employer that employed the member in the other state, verifying the period of time that the member served as a teacher in a public school in the other state; and
(c) Pays to the board, in a lump sum, for each year of retirement credit applied for under this section, 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) The provisions of this section apply only to a licensed teacher, as defined in ORS 342.120 (Definitions for chapter), who is employed by a common school district, a union high school district or an education service district.
(4) A member may not receive retirement credit under the provisions of this section for any period of service with a public school in another state if the member is entitled to a pension or retirement allowance by reason of that service under a public plan or system offered by the other state. [1997 c.742 §2; 2003 c.105 §3]
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