STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 240 of 1943
38.1b Definitions; B, C.
(1) "Beneficiary" or "disability beneficiary" means a person other than a retirant who receives a retirement allowance, pension, or other benefit provided by this act.
(2) "Compensation" means the remuneration paid a member on account of the member's services rendered to this state. If a member's remuneration is not paid totally in money, the retirement board shall employ the maintenance-compensation schedules established from time to time by the civil service commission. Compensation does not include any of the following:
(a) Remuneration paid in lieu of accumulated sick leave.
(b) Remuneration for services rendered after October 1, 1981, payable at retirement or termination under voluntary or involuntary pay reduction plan B, in excess of the amount the member would have received had the member been compensated for those services at the rate of pay in effect at the time those services were performed.
(c) Payment for accrued annual leave at separation in excess of 240 hours.
(d) Remuneration received by an employee of the department formerly known as the department of mental health resulting from severance pay received because of the deinstitutionalization of the department formerly known as the department of mental health resident population.
(e) Remuneration received as a bonus by investment managers of the department of treasury under the treasury incentive bonus plan first approved by the civil service commission on February 11, 1988, pursuant to section 5 of article XI of the state constitution of 1963.
(f) Remuneration received as a bonus or merit payment by assistant attorneys general in the department of attorney general under the merit pay plan approved by the civil service commission on January 19, 1990, pursuant to section 5 of article XI of the state constitution of 1963.
(g) Any amounts refunded under section 35(2).
(3) "Conservation officer" means an employee of the department of natural resources, or its predecessor or successor agency, who has sworn to the prescribed oath of office and who is designated as a peace officer under section 1606 of the natural resources and environmental protection act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.1606, and section 1 of 1986 PA 109, MCL 300.21.
(4) "Credited service" means the sum of the prior service and membership service credited to a member's service account.
History: Add. 1995, Act 176, Imd. Eff. Oct. 17, 1995
Am. 1996, Act 33, Imd. Eff. Feb. 26, 1996
Am. 2002, Act 93, Imd. Eff. Mar. 27, 2002
Am. 2011, Act 264, Imd. Eff. Dec. 15, 2011
Compiler's Notes: Enacting section 1 of Act 264 of 2011 provides:"Enacting section 1. If the office of retirement services in the department of technology, management, and budget receives notification from the United States internal revenue service that any section or any portion of a section of this amendatory act will cause the retirement system to be disqualified for tax purposes under the internal revenue code, then the portion that will cause the disqualification does not apply."
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