RECIPROCAL RETIREMENT ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 88 of 1961
38.1102 Reciprocal retirement act; definitions.
As used in this act:
(a) “State unit” means the state employees' retirement system, established by Act No. 240 of the Public Acts of 1943, as amended, being sections 38.1 to 38.43 of the Compiled Laws of 1948; the public school employees' retirement system, established by chapter 1 of Act No. 136 of the Public Acts of 1945, as amended, being sections 38.201 to 38.234 of the Compiled Laws of 1948; the judges' retirement system, established by Act No. 198 of the Public Acts of 1951, as amended, being sections 38.801 to 38.830 of the Compiled Laws of 1948; the probate judges' retirement system, established by Act No. 165 of the Public Acts of 1954, as amended, being sections 38.901 to 38.933 of the Compiled Laws of 1948; the department of public safety pension, accident and disability fund, established by Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935, as amended, being sections 28.101 to 28.110 of the Compiled Laws of 1948; and the legislative retirement system, established by Act No. 261 of the Public Acts of 1957, as amended, being sections 38.1001 to 38.1060 of the Compiled Laws of 1948.
(b) “Municipal unit” means a county, city, village, township or school district of the first class; any separate corporation or instrumentality established by 1 or more counties, cities or villages, as permitted by law; any corporation or instrumentality supported in most part by counties, cities and villages, or any of them; any public corporation charged by law with the performance of a governmental function and whose jurisdiction is coextensive with 1 or more counties, cities and villages.
(c) “Governmental unit” means the state to the extent the employees of the state are covered under an applicable state unit; and any municipal unit.
(d) “Reciprocal unit” means any state unit or municipal unit which elects to come under the provisions of this act.
(e) “Retirement system” means the retirement, pension or annuity system, plan or fund under which a governmental unit covers its employees. The term “retirement system” shall not include the federal social security old-age survivors' and disability insurance program.
(f) “Reciprocal retirement system”, in the case of a municipal unit electing to become a reciprocal unit, means the retirement systems under which the municipal unit covers its employees. In the case of a state unit, “reciprocal retirement system” means a state unit which elects to become a reciprocal unit.
(g) “Accumulated deposits” or “accumulated contributions” means the amounts deducted from the compensations of a member of a reciprocal retirement system and credited to his individual account in the system, together with interest, if any, credited thereon.
(h) “Final average salary” means the salary or the average of salaries used in computing a retirement allowance, as set forth in the retirement system plan.
(i) “Retirement allowance” means the annuity, pension or retirement allowance payable to a member of a reciprocal retirement system on account of his employment with a reciprocal unit.
(j) “Retirement” means the withdrawal of a member of a reciprocal retirement system from the employ of a reciprocal unit with a retirement allowance payable from funds of the reciprocal retirement system.
History: 1961, Act 88, Eff. Sept. 8, 1961
Am. 1965, Act 106, Imd. Eff. June 30, 1965
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