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Sec. 1705.  Service Retirement and Vesting.
   (a)   Normal Retirement.  Any Tier 6 Member with 20 Years of Service and a minimum age of 50 years, shall be retired by order of the Board from further active duty as a Department Member either upon the filing of his or her written application or upon the filing of a written request by or on behalf of the head of the department in which he or she is a Department Member, if it shall be determined by the Board to be for the good of such department, other than for a cause or reason which would entitle such Tier 6 Plan Member to a disability pension pursuant to Section 1706, and the Board, if it shall so determine, shall state the cause or reason in its order retiring such Plan Member.
   (b)   Service Pension Benefits for Terminated Employees (Deferred Retirement).  Notwithstanding any provisions of this Tier 6, a former Tier 6 Plan Member, who became such because of termination of his or her employment for any reason other than death or retirement on account of disability pursuant to the provisions of Section 1706, and who has completed at least 20 Years of Service, may elect to leave his or her contributions in the Fire and Police Tier 6 Service Pension Fund.  Upon reaching the age of 50 years, such former Tier 6 Plan Member shall be entitled to receive service retirement benefits identical to those available under Tier 3, in accordance with the formula set forth in Section 1504(d).  The election to leave member contributions in the fund shall be irrevocable and must be in writing, filed with the Board within three years from the date of such termination of employment.  Upon the execution and filing of the same, the former Tier 6 Plan Member's individual account shall be credited with an amount equal to all of the regular interest which, had he or she otherwise been entitled to the same, would have been credited thereto between the date of such termination of employment and the date of the filing of such election and thereafter, regular interest shall, until he or she be paid a pension, be credited thereto in the same manner as Tier 6 Plan Members' individual accounts shall be credited.  In the event that any such person should die before being paid a pension, the only benefit which shall be paid under the provisions of this Tier 6 is the payment of his or her accumulated contributions, including interest credited thereto, to such persons as may be entitled thereto.  Failure to file such an election within three years shall constitute an irrevocable decision not to take the service retirement benefits herein provided.
   (c)   Pension Amount.  The minimum service pension payable pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be paid monthly for life in an amount which shall be equal to 40% of Final Average Salary at age 50 with 20 Years of Service.  For each additional Year of Service after 20 years, 3% of Final Average Salary shall be provided per year for years 21 through 25, 4% of Final Average Salary shall be provided per year for years 26 through 30, and 5% of Final Average Salary shall be provided per year for years 31 through 33, but the maximum percentage of Final Average Salary payable, regardless of length of service, shall be 90% of Final Average Salary.
Added by Charter Amendment G § 1, approved March 8, 2011, effective April 8, 2011.
Renumbered by Charter Amendment SSS § 10, approved November 8, 2016, effective December 15, 2016.