Date of Participation and Transfer of Employee Funds to the Optional Retirement Plan
(1)Definitions. For the purposes of this rule:
(a)“IAP account” means the member’s employee, rollover, and employer accounts in the Individual Account Program, to the extent the member is vested in those accounts under ORS 238A.320 (Vesting).
(b)“OPSRP Pension account” means the member’s transferable interest in the pension program under ORS 243.800(6)(d).
(c)“PERS member account” includes a “member account” as defined in ORS 238.005 (Definitions), an account established under ORS 238.440 (Optional purchase of benefit units by police and firefighters), and an account subject to ORS 238.095 (Termination of membership)(4).
(2)The effective date of an election by an administrative or academic employee of a public university to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) authorized under ORS 243.800 is the first day of the month following a period of six full calendar months of employment in an administrative or academic position.
(a)Unless otherwise agreed upon, notice of the effective date of the election will be provided to PERS by the public university within 30 days of the date of the election.
(b)If the employee is a member of PERS and elects to transfer funds from PERS to the Optional Retirement Plan pursuant to ORS 243.800(6), the public university will forward to PERS a copy of the ORP election form and a written transfer request from the employee at the time of the notification required in subsection (a) of this section.
(3)If an employee who is a member of PERS requests a transfer of funds pursuant to ORS 243.800(6):
(a)PERS must transfer the funds to the ORP within the 60-day period following the later of:
(A)The effective date of the employee’s election to participate in the ORP; or
(B)The effective date of the transfer.
(b)The effective date of a transfer is the first of the month in which PERS completes reconciliation of the account to be transferred.
(c)PERS may not transfer funds to the ORP if the member is concurrently employed by a participating employer.
Rule 459-005-0310 — Date of Participation and Transfer of Employee Funds to the Optional Retirement Plan,