Or. Admin. R. 459-075-0200 - Retirement Eligibility for Police Officer and Firefighter Members

Current through Register Vol. 60, No. 12, December 1, 2021

(1) For purposes of this rule:
(a) "Police officer" and "firefighter" have the same meaning given them in ORS 238A.005.
(b) "Continuously" means a period during which the memberis employed in one or more qualifying positions as a police officer or firefighter in consecutive months without interruption.
(2) For the purpose of establishing eligibility for normal retirement under ORS 238A.160(2) and early retirement under 238A.165(2), an OPSRP Pension Program member will be considered to have held a position as a police officer or firefighter continuously for a period of not less than five years immediately preceding the effective date of retirement if:
(a) The member was employed in a qualifying position as a police officer or firefighter continuously for five yearsprior to the date of the member's termination from that employment; and
(b) The member's effective date of retirement is the first of the month following termination from that employment.
(3) A member who is concurrently employed by two or more employers in qualifying positions as a police officer or firefighter and as other than a police officer or firefighter is employed as a police officer or firefighter for purposes of this rule.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 459-075-0200
PERS 15-2006, f. & cert. ef. 10-25-06; PERS 4-2013, f. & cert. ef. 3-29-13; PERS 20-2020, amend filed 12/04/2020, effective 12/4/2020

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 238A.450

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 238A.160 & ORS 238A.165

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