Nebraska Revised Statute 79-920

Chapter 79 Section 920

79-920.

State school official; department employee; retirement system options.

(1) An individual who was, prior to July 19, 1980, a state school official and did not become a member of the State Employees Retirement System of the State of Nebraska pursuant to the State Employees Retirement Act may, within sixty days after September 1, 1986, elect to become a member of such system. An individual so electing shall pay the contributions required by such system when the service and minimum age requirements have been met.

(2)(a) An individual (i) who is or was previously a school employee or who was employed in an out-of-state or a Class V school district, (ii) who becomes employed by the State Department of Education after July 1, 1989, and (iii) who is a state school official may file with the retirement board within thirty days after employment an election to become or remain a member of the School Employees Retirement System of the State of Nebraska. Employees electing not to participate in the School Employees Retirement System shall participate in the State Employees Retirement System of the State of Nebraska.

(b) An individual shall be required to participate in the State Employees Retirement System if (i) the individual terminated employment from a public school participating in the School Employees Retirement System and retired pursuant to the School Employees Retirement Act and (ii) the employment by the State Department of Education began or will begin within one hundred eighty days after terminating employment from the school.

(3) An employee electing not to be covered by the School Employees Retirement System of the State of Nebraska under this section shall not be subject to section 79-957 but shall be allowed to retain his or her accumulated contribution in the system and continue to become vested in the state's accumulated contribution as well as the State Employees Retirement System of the State of Nebraska according to the following:

(a) The years of participation in the School Employees Retirement System of the State of Nebraska before an election is made plus the years of participation in the State Employees Retirement System of the State of Nebraska after the election is made shall both be credited toward compliance with the service requirements provided under section 79-931; and

(b) The years of participation in the School Employees Retirement System of the State of Nebraska before the election is made plus the years of participation in the State Employees Retirement System of the State of Nebraska after the election is made shall both be credited toward compliance with section 84-1321.

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Cross References

  • State Employees Retirement Act, see section 84-1331.