Oregon Oregon State Treasury

Rule Rule 170-080-0035
Contributions


(1)

Beginning 30 days following the Enrollment Date, and in accordance with a Participating Employee’s election under OAR 170-080-0030 (Standard and Alternate Elections for Contributions; Automatic Increases; Ceasing Contributions; Requesting Participation), the Facilitating Employer shall, on each Payroll Date, transfer from the Participating Employee’s Compensation for contribution to the Participating Employee’s IRA:

(a)

5% of Compensation; or

(b)

The Participating Employee’s elected contribution rate, if different from the Standard Elections; or

(c)

The auto-escalated percentage of Compensation for that Participating Employee.

(2)

Notwithstanding subsection (1), amounts deducted by the Facilitating Employer pursuant to this Rule shall not exceed the amount of the Participating Employee’s Compensation remaining after any payroll deductions required by law to have higher precedence, including a court order, are made by the Facilitating Employer.

(3)

Amounts deducted by the Facilitating Employer pursuant to this rule shall be transmitted to the Program Administrator as specified by the Program, as soon as administratively possible, not to exceed seven (7) business days from the date of deduction. Failure to transmit the amount as required constitutes an unlawful deduction under ORS 652.610 (Itemized statement of amounts and purposes of deductions)(4).

(4)

Beginning January 1, 2019, the Facilitating Employer shall increase the deduction specified in subsection (1) of this Rule for each Participating Employee who has not opted out of auto-escalation:

(a)

For a Participating Employee who elected a percentage of available Compensation, the Facilitating Employer shall increase the amount by an additional 1% of Compensation per year until the total deduction has reached 10% of Compensation.

(b)

For a Participating Employee who elected an initial contribution rate expressed as a specific dollar amount, the Facilitating Employer shall increase the amount using a schedule or rate established by the Board.

(5)

Auto-escalation will occur on January 1 each year for Participating Employees who:

(a)

Are contributing less than 10% of Compensation; and

(b)

Completed the initial Payroll Deduction Contribution specified in subsection (1) of this Rule on or before July 1 of the prior year.
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