Register May 2015 No. 713
Chapter ETF 10
ADMINISTRATION
ETF 10.01   Definitions.
ETF 10.03   Creditable service.
ETF 10.05   Creditable service for Milwaukee teachers.
ETF 10.07   Leave of absence.
ETF 10.08   Separation from employment.
ETF 10.10   Employee trust funds board and teachers retirement board elections.
ETF 10.12   Separate retirement system participation in the retirement trust fund.
ETF 10.15   Annuity reserves.
ETF 10.20   Approval of group insurance plans for state employees.
ETF 10.25   Core retirement investment trust participation in the variable retirement investment trust.
ETF 10.30   Variable division participation.
ETF 10.50   Sick leave conversion credits.
ETF 10.55   Joint instrumentalities; reporting participating employees, service and earnings.
ETF 10.60   Reports and payments.
ETF 10.61   Transmittal of initial OASDHI wage reports.
ETF 10.62   Transmittal of OASDHI adjustment reports.
ETF 10.63   Due dates.
ETF 10.633   Debiting participant account to fund benefit.
ETF 10.635   Late paid earnings.
ETF 10.64   Late reporting charges and interest.
ETF 10.65   Refund of excess contributions.
ETF 10.70   Individual personal information.
ETF 10.71   Transcript fees.
ETF 10.72   Fee for search of historical records.
ETF 10.75   Power of attorney.
ETF 10.78   Guardianship requirements.
ETF 10.79   Reasonable efforts to locate benefit payees.
ETF 10.80   Invalid benefit applications and beneficiary designations.
ETF 10.82   Receipt by the department.
ETF 10.84   Response to requests.
ETF 10.85   Prohibited transactions.
ETF 10.86   Electronic deposits.
ETF 10.01 ETF 10.01Definitions. Words, phrases, and terms used in all ETF chapters which are not defined in this section shall have the meaning set forth in s. 40.02, Stats.:
ETF 10.01(1g) (1g) “Active military service" and “active service," as that term is used with reference to military service, including in s. 40.02 (15) (a) (intro.) and 1., (c) (intro.), 1. and 4., and (48m) (f), Stats., mean active duty military service in the armed forces of the United States, excluding:
ETF 10.01(1g)(a) (a) Service reported by the military as active duty for training purposes.
ETF 10.01(1g)(b) (b) Service as a cadet or student at a U.S. military service academy.
ETF 10.01 Note Note: This definition does not apply to the term “active service" used in reference to active performance of the duties of employment with a participating employer, as for example in s. 40.63 (1) (c) and (2), Stats.
ETF 10.01 Note Insofar as possible, the department relies on U.S. armed forces documents, such as the DD 214, the AGO53-55 series, NAVPERS 553, and GSA 6851, to identify periods of “active duty" and “active duty for training."
ETF 10.01(1h) (1h) “Administrative error" means a clerical mistake in copying or writing. The term also includes the unintentional omission of a number or factor in making a calculation or a mathematical miscalculation by a department employee or board staff. The term does not include an actual or alleged erroneous interpretation of applicable law, the giving of erroneous advice, or negligence on the part of an employee or agent of the department or member or agent of the board.
ETF 10.01(1k) (1k) “Benefit approval date" is the date on which an application for a separation benefit, lump sum retirement benefit, or the payment of additional contributions, death benefit, or remaining guaranteed annuity payments in a lump sum, is finally approved for payment by the department. The date of final approval is the date recorded by the department in the voucher box on the “Single Sum Benefit Data," form ET-7102, or the electronic equivalent, associated with the benefit payment in question.
ETF 10.01 Note Note: See “benefit approval date" in s. ETF 20.19 (2) (a), “date the application for a separation benefit is approved" in s. 40.25 (2), Stats., and reference to the month in which the payment of a benefit is approved in ss. 40.04 (4) (b) and (bm) and 40.73 (1) (a) and (2) (a), Stats.
ETF 10.01(1L) (1L) In this section, “child" includes a natural child, stepchild, child of the insured domestic partner, adopted child, child in an adoptive placement under s. 48.837 (1), Stats., and legal ward who became a permanent legal ward of the employee or the employee's spouse or domestic partner prior to age 19.
ETF 10.01(1m) (1m) “Current basic pay rate" means:
ETF 10.01(1m)(a) (a) Unless otherwise provided by ch. 230, Stats., contractual agreements authorized under subch. V of ch. 111, Stats., or par. (b) or (c), the hourly rate, or its equivalent, excluding any overtime or supplementary compensation, at which the employee is paid at the time of termination of employment or at the time of death. For an active employee or employee on an approved leave of absence the “current basic pay rate" means the hourly rate, or its equivalent, the employee is paid during the pay period or was paid prior to the commencement of the leave of absence. The equivalent of the hourly rate of pay shall be obtained by dividing the employee's total earnings in a typical pay period, excluding any overtime, on-call, extracurricular or supplementary compensation, by the number of hours, excluding hours, such as overtime, on-call and extracurricular hours which are incidental to the primary employment, for which the employee is paid in that pay period. If the employee has received a pay adjustment during the 12 months preceding termination, death or leave of absence, other than a permanent change that is broadly applicable to the employees of that employer, or unless that change is the result of a significant change in the nature and duties and activities of that employee, then the equivalent of the hourly rate shall be the greater of the previous current basic pay rate prior to the pay adjustment or the final average earnings divided by 174.
ETF 10.01(1m)(b) (b) For an annuitant who becomes a participating employee subject to s. 40.22, Stats., within 3 years of the original date of termination, the greater of the current basic pay rate as established under par. (a) on the effective date of the original annuity or the current basic pay rate at the time of subsequent termination.
ETF 10.01(1m)(c) (c) For annuitants who become participating employees subject to s. 40.22, Stats., after more than 3 years from the original date of termination the current basic pay rate determined in accordance with par. (a) at the time of subsequent termination for sick leave accumulated after reemployment only. The conversion of sick leave accumulation in effect prior to reemployment shall be calculated by application of the current basic pay rate in effect prior to reemployment as determined under par. (a).
ETF 10.01(1r) (1r) “Decree date" as defined in s. 40.02 (18f), Stats., includes the first day of the month in which a participant's domestic partnership is terminated by a court under a final judgment, decree or order.
ETF 10.01(2) (2) “Dependent" means:
ETF 10.01(2)(a) (a) For life insurance purposes, an eligible employee's spouse or domestic partner and an employee's unmarried child, including natural child, stepchild, child of the domestic partner, adopted child and a child in an adoptive placement under s. 48.837 (1), Stats., who is dependent upon the employee for at least 50% of support and maintenance and who is any of the following:
ETF 10.01(2)(a)1. 1. More than 14 days of age, but under the age of 19,
ETF 10.01(2)(a)2. 2. Age 19 or over but less than age 25 if a full-time student, or
ETF 10.01(2)(a)3. 3. Age 19 or older and incapable of self-support because of a physical or mental disability which is expected to be of long-continued or indefinite duration.
ETF 10.01(2)(b) (b) For health insurance purposes, an eligible employee's spouse, an eligible employee's domestic partner if the eligible employee has elected coverage for the domestic partner as provided by the health insurance contract, and an eligible employee's unmarried child who is dependent upon the employee or the other parent for at least 50% of support and maintenance. This support and maintenance requirement does not apply to eligible adult children as described in s. 632.885, Stats. A dependent includes an eligible employee's grandchild as provided in s. 632.895 (5m), Stats. It also includes the eligible employee's unmarried dependent child, regardless of age, when he or she is:
ETF 10.01(2)(b)1. 1. Under the age of 19,
ETF 10.01(2)(b)2. 2. Age 19 or older but less than age 26 as provided in s. 632.885, Stats.
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