§ 16-65. Military service prior to employment.  

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  • The years or completed months that a member serves or has served on active duty in the military service of the Armed Forces of the United States or the United States Merchant Marine, voluntarily or involuntarily, honorably or under honorable conditions, prior to the first and initial employment with the city shall be added to the member's years of credited service provided that:

    (1) The member contributes to the fund the sum that the member would have contributed, based on the member's salary and the member contribution rate in effect at the time that the credited service is requested, had the member been a member of the system for the years or completed months for which the member is requesting credit, plus amounts actuarially determined such that the crediting of service does not result in any cost to the fund or the city, plus payment of costs for all professional services rendered to the board in connection with the purchase of years of credited service.

    (2) Payment by the member of the required amount shall be made within six (6) months of the member's request for credit and shall be made in one (1) lump sum payment upon receipt of which credited service shall be issued.

    (3) The maximum credit under this section shall be five (5) years.

(Ord. No. 99-02, § 2, 5-4-99; Ord. No. 2002-13, § 1, 7-16-02; Ord. No. 2005-30, § 2, 8-16-05)