179.09   PAYMENT OF POLICE AND FIREMEN'S DISABILITY AND PENSION FUND CONTRIBUTIONS.
   (a)   Effective 12:01 a.m., January 1, 1984, and subject to the provisions of subsection (c) hereof, the full amount of the statutorily required contribution to the Police and Firemen's Disability and Pension Fund (the “Fund”) of Ohio shall be withheld from the gross pay of each person within the class established in subsection (b) hereof and shall be “picked up” (assumed and paid to the Fund) by the City.  This “pick up” by the City, commencing January 1, 1984, is and shall be designated as public employee contributions and shall be in lieu of contributions to the Fund 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 Fund 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 Fund, 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 class: All full-time employees of the Police Department of the City who are contributing members of the Fund.  For purposes of this section, a “full-time employee” is a person who performs work for the City Police Department in accordance with an established scheduled working time, such schedule to be based upon not less than forty hours per seven consecutive calendar days for fifty-two consecutive seven-day periods per year for a total of 2,080 hours per year.
   (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 Fund, 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 the Fund 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 '^rick up” of the statutorily required contributions to the Fund for those persons within the class established in subsection (b) hereof so as to enable them to obtain the resulting Federal and State tax deferments and other benefits.
(Ord. 1984-14. Passed 4-9-84.)