STATE POLICE RETIREMENT ACT OF 1986 (EXCERPT)
Act 182 of 1986
38.1632 Purchase of service credit for active duty with armed forces.
(1) A member of this retirement system who has accumulated 10 or more years of retirement system service credit under this act or former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935, or both, and who, while an employee of the department of state police, was or is drafted, enlisted, inducted, or commissioned into active duty with the military, naval, marine, or other armed service of the United States government and who is accepted for reemployment as an employee of the department of state police who subscribes to the constitutional oath of office within 6 months following discharge from active service, or if hospitalized at date of discharge, is accepted for reemployment as an employee of the department who subscribes to the constitutional oath of office within 6 months following release from the military facility, shall have not more than 2 years of the active service credited as a member of the retirement system, in the same manner as if the member had served uninterruptedly. During the period of active service, and until reemployment, the member's contributions to the reserve for employee contributions shall be suspended and the member's balance in his or her account standing to the member's credit as of the last payroll date preceding the member's leave of absence shall be accumulated at regular interest. If the member withdraws all or part of the accumulated contributions from his or her account, the active service shall not be credited until the member returns to the reserve for employee contributions those amounts withdrawn, together with regular interest computed from the date of withdrawal to the date of repayment.
(2) A member of this retirement system who does not meet the requirements of subsection (1) and who was drafted, enlisted, inducted, or commissioned into active duty with the military or other armed service of the United States government may elect to receive service credit for not more than 2 years of active duty upon request and payment to the retirement system of an amount equal to 5% of the member's full-time compensation for the fiscal year in which the payment is made multiplied by the years and months the member elects to purchase up to the maximum. Service shall not be credited if the service is or would be credited under any other federal, state, or local publicly supported retirement system, but this restriction shall not apply to those persons who have or will have acquired retirement eligibility under the federal government for service in the reserve. Armed service shall not be credited under this subsection until the member has accumulated 10 years of credited service, of which the last 5 are continuous.
(3) Service credit may be purchased under this section instead of, but not in addition to, purchasing service credit under section 33.
History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986
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