179.08   PAYMENT OF P. E. R. S. CONTRIBUTIONS.
   (a)   Effective 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 1983, and subject to the provisions of subsection (c) hereof, the full amount of the statutorily required contribution to the 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 to P. E. R. S.) by the City.  This “pick up” by the City, commencing January 1, 1983, is and shall be designated as public employee contributions and shall be in lieu of contributions to 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 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 P. E. R. S., report that the public employee's contribution for each person subject to this “pick up” has been made as provided by statute.
   (b)   The “pick up” by the City as provided by this section shall apply to all persons in the following classes:
      (1)   All full-time employees of the City who are contributing members of P. E. R. S. For purposes of this section, a “full-time employee” is 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 thirty-five hours per five consecutive calendar days for fifty-two consecutive five-day periods per year.
      A “full-time employee” shall not include:
         A.   A student whose employment will not exceed 1,500 hours in any calendar year; or
         B.   Any new employee who is not a member of 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)   The Mayor.
      (3)   Councilpersons.
      (4)   The Law Director and the Assistant Law Director.
      (5)   The Finance Director and the Assistant Finance Director.
      (6)   The Recreation Director,
      (7)   The Director of Public Service.
      (8)   The Director of Public Safety.
      (9)   The Director of Personnel and Intergovernmental Relations.
   (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 P.E.R.S. , other than as provided by this section, the “pick up” provided in subsection (a) hereof shall apply only to an amount equal to the difference between the full amount of that person's statutorily required contribution to 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 this “pick up. “
   (e)   The Director of Finance is hereby directed to implement the provisions of this section to effect the “pick up” of the statutorily required contributions to 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. 1983-55. Passed 12-12-83.)