Six-Month Waiting Period
(1)The six-month waiting period required for establishing membership under ORS 238.015 (Membership generally) is six full calendar months of service with the same employer. The service must be in a “qualifying position,” as defined in OAR 459-010-0003 (Eligibility and Membership for the PERS Tier One/Tier Two Program). The six full calendar months of service may not be interrupted by more than 30 consecutive working days.
(2)The waiting period begins on:
(a)The date the employee is hired, and includes the month of hire as a full calendar month, if the date of hire is the first business day of the month;
(b)The first day of the month following the date of hire; or
(c)The first day of the month following the end date of an interruption of service of more than 30 consecutive working days.
(3)In the event an employee is on an official leave of absence under OAR 459-010-0010 (Leave of Absence Without Pay), the period of absence shall not constitute an interruption of the waiting period under section (1) of this rule. The waiting period shall be extended by the length of the leave of absence.
(4)Absence from service by an educational employee during periods that the employing educational institution is not in session does not constitute an interruption of the waiting period under section (1) of this rule. The waiting period shall be extended by the length of the period the educational institution is not in session.
Rule 459-010-0035 — Six-Month Waiting Period,