254.40  P.E.R.S. CONTRIBUTIONS.
   (a)   Effective as of 12:01 a.m. , January 25, 1985, and subject to the provisions of subsection (c) hereof, the full amount of the statutorily required contribution to Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio (P . E . R . S .) shall be withheld from the gross pay of each person within any of the classes established in subsection (b) hereof and shall be picked up (assumed and paid) by the City. This pick up by the City commencing as of January 25, 1985, is and shall be designated as public employee contributions and shall be in lieu of contributions to the P . E . R . S . by each person within any of the classes established in subsection (b) hereof.
   No person subject to this pick up shall have the option of choosing to receive the statutorily required contribution to the P . E . R . S . directly instead of having it picked up by the City or of being excluded from the pick up.
   The City shall, in reporting and making remittance to the P.E.R.S., report that the contribution for each person subject to this pick up has been made as provided by statute.
   (b)   The pick up by the City provided for in this section shall apply to all persons in the following classes
      (1)   All full-time employees of the City who are contributing members of the P.E.R.S. As used in this section, "full-time employee" means a person who performs work for the City in accordance with an established scheduled working time, such schedule to be based upon not less than thirtyfive hours per seven consecutive calendar days for fifty-two consecutive seven-day periods per annum. "Full-time employee" does not include: A. A student whose employment will not exceed 1, 500 hours in any calendar year; B . A new employee not a member of the P . E . R . S . at the time of his or her employment, whose employment will not exceed twenty hours per week; or C . A temporary or emergency employee whose employment will not exceed three calendar months.
      (2)   All elected and appointed officials of the City.
   (c)   If any person within any of the classes established in subsection (b) hereof is subject to a pick up by the City of his or her statutorily required contribution to the P . E . R . S . , other than as provided by this section, the pick up provided for in subsection (a) hereof shall apply only to an amount equal to the difference between the full amount of such person's statutorily required contribution to the P . E . R . S . and the amount which is picked up by the City other than as provided by this section.
   (d)   The gross wage or salary of any person subject to the pick up provided by this section shall not change as a result of such pick up.
   (e)   The Auditor is hereby directed to implement the provisions of this section to effect the pick up of the statutorily required contributions to the P . E . R . S . for those persons within the classes established in subsection (b) hereof so as to enable them to obtain the resulting Federal and State tax deferments and other benefits.
(Ord. 84-74. Passed 11-19-84. )