Wis. Admin. Code Department of Employee Trust Funds § ETF 11.01 - Purpose and scope

(1) The purpose of this chapter is to establish a regular and uniform system of procedures and rules governing the review of appealable department determinations by the board responsible for the subject matter. This chapter interprets the provisions of ss. 227.44 to 227.48, 227.485, 227.49 and 227.50, Stats., concerning the conduct of proceedings, as those provisions apply to the deferred compensation board, group insurance board, teachers retirement board and Wisconsin retirement board and establishes rules for appeals to the employee trust funds board and its designees. Any appeal to a board of a determination made by the department shall be conducted in accordance with this chapter.
(2) The deferred compensation board shall hear the timely appeal of a determination made by the department with respect to a right or benefit under the deferred compensation plan provided by ss. 40.80 to 40.82, Stats. This authority is delegated from the employee trust funds board under s. 40.03(1) (L), Stats.
(3) The group insurance board shall hear the timely appeal of a determination made by the department affecting any right or benefit under any group insurance plan provided under ch. 40, Stats.
(4) The teachers retirement board shall hear the timely appeal of a determination made by the department regarding a disability annuity for a teachers participant, pursuant to s. 40.63(5) and (9) (d), Stats.
(5) The Wisconsin retirement board shall hear the timely appeal of a determination made by the department regarding a disability annuity for a participant other than a teacher, in accordance with s. 40.63(5) and (9) (d), Stats. In addition, the department shall make the initial determination of the amount of a duty disability benefit and whether to terminate or reduce a benefit under s. 40.65(3) or (5), Stats., and the Wisconsin retirement board shall hear the timely appeal of these determinations.
(6) The employee trust funds board shall hear the timely appeal of any other determination made by the department.
(7) Nothing in this section shall prevent the board responsible for hearing the subject matter of an appeal from delegating that responsibility to a hearing examiner.

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Wis. Admin. Code Department of Employee Trust Funds § ETF 11.01
Cr. Register, June, 1992, No. 438, eff. 7-1-92.

See ss. 40.03(1) (j), (6) (i), (7) (f) and (8) (f), and 40.65(3) and (5), Stats.

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