Published: 2015

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Article 1 General Provisions.

Section 16-25-1 Definitions.

Section 16-25-2 Name and date of establishment; powers, duties, etc., of Boards of Control; immunity of officers, employees, etc.

Section 16-25-3 Membership; membership credit for service in armed forces of United States; deferred benefits.

Section 16-25-3.1 Purchase of credit for service by members age 61 or older at time of employment.

Section 16-25-4 Transfer of membership from the Employees' Retirement System of Alabama generally.

Section 16-25-5 Transfer of membership in Employees' Retirement System of Alabama, etc., of janitors, maids, cafeteria workers and other full-time employees in public education.

Section 16-25-6 Employees of Agricultural Experiment Station of Auburn University.

Section 16-25-7 Certain persons employed by Alabama High School Athletic Association.

Section 16-25-8 School lunchroom managers and assistants.

Section 16-25-9 Certain school bus drivers, mechanics and maintenance workers — Generally.

Section 16-25-10 Certain school bus drivers, mechanics and maintenance workers - Persons previously under Employees' Retirement System of Alabama.

Section 16-25-10.1 Executive officers and employees of Alabama Association of School Boards.

Section 16-25-10.2 Executive officers and employees of Alabama Council for School Administration and Supervision.

Section 16-25-10.3 Executive officers and employees of Alabama Vocational Association.

Section 16-25-10.4 Executive officers and employees of Alabama Congress of Parents and Teachers; contributions; creditable service.

Section 16-25-10.5 Executive officers and employees of Alabama Opportunities Industrialization Center; contributions; creditable service.

Section 16-25-10.6 Elected superintendent of education; cost of coverage; purchase of prior service credit.

Section 16-25-10.7 Officers and employees of community action agencies; contributions; creditable service.

Section 16-25-10.8 Officers and employees of Developing Alabama Youth Foundation; contributions; creditable service.

Section 16-25-10.9 Officers and employees of Tennessee Valley Rehabilitation Center, Inc.; contributions; creditable service.

Section 16-25-10.10 Officers and employees of the American Federation of Teachers in Alabama; contributions; creditable service.

Section 16-25-10.11 Officers and employees of School Superintendents of Alabama.

Section 16-25-10.12 Officers and employees of Alabama Higher Education Partnership, Inc.; contributions; creditable service.

Section 16-25-11 Creditable service.

Section 16-25-11.1 Use of accrued sick leave in determining creditable service in retirement system; conversion of unused sick leave.

Section 16-25-11.2 Purchase of credit for legislative service; option to be exercised and paid for by October 1, 1988.

Section 16-25-11.3 Purchase of credit by employees of junior colleges and technical colleges for leave of absence.

Section 16-25-11.4 Purchase of credit for prior service rendered as full-time employee in office of clerk of circuit court or with Alabama State Employees Association.

Section 16-25-11.5 Purchase of credit for employment in support personnel position.

Section 16-25-11.6 Purchase of credit for employment with school operated by Department of Defense.

Section 16-25-11.7 Purchase of credit by certain members employed as teachers in state public schools regardless of manner in which salary was paid or source thereof.

Section 16-25-11.8 Purchase of credit for time on leave from service without pay due to adoption requirements.

Section 16-25-11.9 Purchase of credit for employment as court reporters, school support personnel, or local mental health authority workers.

Section 16-25-11.10 Purchase of credit for prior service rendered to employer who may join system pursuant to Section 16-25-10.7 but has not elected to participate.

Section 16-25-11.11 Purchase of credit for prior service with Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Section 16-25-11.12 Purchase of service credit for time on maternity leave.

Section 16-25-11.13 Purchase of credit for prior service with the Cooperative Extension Service at Auburn University.

Section 16-25-11.14 Purchase of credit for service rendered to authorized employer.

Section 16-25-11.15 Purchase of credit for prior service with eligible employer under Employees' Retirement System.

Section 16-25-11.16 Purchase of credit for prior service to Southeastern Educational Laboratory Program.

Section 16-25-11.17 Purchase of credit for prior service with Department of Industrial Relations.

Section 16-25-11.18 Purchase of credit for prior service with United States Civil Service.

Section 16-25-11.19 Purchase of credit for prior service with Federal Bureau of Mines.

Section 16-25-11.20 Purchase of credit for time on medical leave or full-time employment with Legislature, etc.

Section 16-25-11.21 Purchase of credit for prior service to certain institutions of higher education.

Section 16-25-12 Prior service credit for military service during World War I.

Section 16-25-13 Credit for service as elected official of state or department head; payment of employee's contribution; applicability of provisions of section.

Section 16-25-13.1 Purchase of credit for service at Athens State University and state junior colleges; procedure.

Section 16-25-13.2 Purchase of credit for prior service at Walker College.

Section 16-25-13.3 Purchase of credit for prior service in particular nursing program at Walker College.

Section 16-25-14 Retirement of members; benefits generally.

Section 16-25-15 Increase in benefits - Ten percent.

Section 16-25-16 Increase in benefits - Additional five percent.

Section 16-25-17 Increase in benefits - Cost-of- living increase for certain persons.

Section 16-25-18 Redetermination of allowances of certain retired members.

Section 16-25-19 Administration.

Section 16-25-20 Management of funds.

Section 16-25-21 Method of financing.

Section 16-25-22 Purchase, sale, etc., of interests or estates in real property; establishment of facilities and procedures for purchase of and payment for equipment, etc.

Section 16-25-23 Exemptions from execution.

Section 16-25-24 False statements; correction of errors.

Section 16-25-25 Limitation on membership.

Section 16-25-26 Performance of duties by retired persons; service in elected public office.

Section 16-25-26.1 Election by university president to resume participation.

Section 16-25-27 Admissibility in evidence of photo-reproduced copies of records or documents maintained by system.

Section 16-25-28 Proposed legislation affecting system to be accompanied by actuarial estimate of cost.

Section 16-25-29 for prior service for employment while student at public institution of higher learning.

Section 16-25-30 Students in primary or secondary school and persons whose employment is incidental to status as student at public institution of higher learning ineligible to participate.

Section 16-25-31 Effective date of benefits; additional costs of benefits; employer agreeing to come under provisions.

Section 16-25-32 Admission of employees and members of State Employees' Association, the Alabama Retired State Employees' Association and the State Credit Union into Teachers' Retirement System.

Section 16-25-33 Term Life Insurance Fund; payment of benefits; funding.

Section 16-25-34 Compliance with qualification standards.

Article 2 Cost of Living Increase Where Effective Date of Retirement Prior to October 1, 1987.

Section 16-25-40 Persons whose date of retirement is prior to October 1, 1987 or beneficiaries of deceased members or retirees entitled to cost of living increases.

Section 16-25-41 Persons whose date of retirement is prior to October 1, 1987 or beneficiaries of deceased members or retirees entitled to cost-of-living increases - Additional adjustments.

Section 16-25-42 Persons in the Employees' Retirement System whose date of retirement is prior to October 1, 1987 or beneficiaries of deceased members or retirees entitled to cost-of-living increases.

Section 16-25-43 Persons in the Employees' Retirement System whose date of retirement is prior to October 1, 1987 or beneficiaries of deceased members or retirees entitled to cost-of-living increases - Additional adjustments.

Section 16-25-44 Adjustment of survivor's allowance.

Section 16-25-45 Appropriations; funding for benefits.

Section 16-25-46 Persons whose eligibility under Medicaid program would be impaired by cost-of-living increase.

Section 16-25-47 Provisions of article are supplemental; construed in pari materia with other law.

Article 3 Cost of Living Increase Where Effective Date of Retirement Prior to October 1, 1989.

Section 16-25-60 Cost-of-living increase to persons retiring before October 1, 1989.

Section 16-25-61 Cost-of-living increase to certain retirees participating under Section 36-27-6.

Section 16-25-62 Appropriation; funding for benefits.

Section 16-25-63 Effect of Medicaid.

Section 16-25-64 Construction of article.

Article 4 Cost of Living Increase Where Effective Date of Retirement Prior to October 1, 1992.

Section 16-25-80 Cost-of-living increase provided for certain retirees and beneficiaries retiring before October 1, 1992.

Section 16-25-81 Cost-of-living increase provided for certain retirees participating under Section 36-27-6.

Section 16-25-81.1 Adjustment of survivor allowance.

Section 16-25-82 Appropriations; funding for benefits.

Section 16-25-83 Increase inapplicable if Medicaid eligibility impairment would result.

Section 16-25-84 Construction of article.

Article 5 Cost of Living Increase Where Effective Date of Retirement Prior to October 1, 1994.

Section 16-25-100 Cost-of-living increase in pension benefits to members and beneficiaries of Teachers' Retirement System.

Section 16-25-101 Cost-of-living increase to members and beneficiaries of Employees' Retirement System.

Section 16-25-102 Adjustment of survivor allowance.

Section 16-25-103 Funding for benefits.

Section 16-25-104 Recipients of Medicaid benefits.

Section 16-25-105 Construction of article.

Article 6 Cost of Living Increase for Retirement Date Prior to October 1, 1996.

Section 16-25-110 Cost-of-living increase in pension benefits to members and beneficiaries of Teachers' Retirement System.

Section 16-25-111 Cost-of-living increase to members and beneficiaries of Employees' Retirement System.

Section 16-25-112 Funding for benefits.

Section 16-25-113 Recipients of Medicaid benefits.

Article 7 Cost of Living for Retirement Date Prior to October 1, 1998

Section 16-25-120 Cost-of-living increase in pension benefits to members and beneficiaries of Teachers' Retirement System.

Section 16-25-121 Cost-of-living increase to members and beneficiaries of Employees' Retirement System.

Section 16-25-122 Adjustment of survivor allowance.

Section 16-25-123 Recipients of Medicaid benefits.

Article 8 Cost of Living Increase Where Effective Date of Retirement Prior to October 1, 2000.

Section 16-25-140 Increase in benefits to members and beneficiaries.

Article 9 Deferred Retirement Option Plan for Education Employees.

Section 16-25-150 Participation in plan.

Section 16-25-151 Withdrawal from service; death of participant.

Section 16-25-152 Relation to federal law.

Section 16-25-153 Incentives for participation in plan.

Section 16-25-154 Restoration to active service.

Article 10 Cost-ofLiving Increase Where Effective Date of Retirement Prior to October 1, 2001.

Section 16-25-170 Increase in benefits to members and beneficiaries.

Article 11 Cost-of-living Increase Where Effective Date of Retirement Prior to October 1, 2004.

Section 16-25-190 Increase in benefits to members and beneficiaries.

Article 12 Cost-of-lving Adjustment Where Effective Date of Retirement Prior to October 1, 2006.

Section 16-25-200 Increase in benefits to members and beneficiaries.