Skip to code content (skip section selection)
The following time shall be included in the computation of the service to be credited to a member of the police department for the purposes of determining whether such member qualified for retirement and calculating benefits, excluding, however, any time, the contributions for which were withdrawn by said member upon termination of his or her service while he or she was a member under any other Charter section, and not redeposited upon re-entry into service:
(a) Time during and for which said member is entitled to receive compensation because of services as a member of the police or fire department.
(b) Time during which said member was on Unpaid Parental Leave pursuant to Charter Section A8.523, and for which said member has purchased service credit in the Retirement System.
(c) Time during which said member is absent from a status included in Subsection (a) next preceding, by reason of service in the armed forces of the United States of America, or by reason of any other service included in Sections A8.520 and A8.521 of the Charter, during any war in which the United States was or shall be engaged or during other national emergency, and for which said member contributed or contributes to the Retirement System or for which the City and County contributed or contributes on his or her account.
(d) Time during which said member earned compensation as an airport police officer, provided that said member does not receive a retirement allowance from the Public Employees' Retirement System or receive credit from the Public Employees' Retirement System for the same service, and provided further that the accumulated assets with interest and accrued liability for the past service relating to each said member is transferred from the Public Employees' Retirement System to his or her Section A8.597 account, or if previously refunded, is redeposited into his or her Section A8.597 account with interest from the date of refund to the date of redeposit, at times and in the manner fixed by the Retirement Board: The Retirement Board shall require that each said member execute a waiver consenting to the transfer so that any airport police officer service covered by Section A8.597 is not also covered by other pension provisions in this Charter, and so that any such member is not receiving either a retirement allowance or service credit from the Public Employees' Retirement System for the same service, and agree to pay for any required costs allocable to such member under Section A8.506-2. Members of the police department on November 6, 2007, who are members of the Retirement System under Section A8.597 shall execute and file said waiver on or before February 1, 2008. Failure to file a timely waiver shall bar any application to have such airport police officer service treated as safety service under this subsection.
The additions to this Section A8.597-10, approved by the electorate on November 6, 2007, shall not apply to any member of the Retirement System who separated from service, retired, or died before November 6, 2007, or to his or her continuant.
(Added November 2002; Amended by Proposition F, Approved 11/6/2007; Amended by Proposition G, 11/4/2008)