Register April 2016 No. 724
Chapter ETF 20
WISCONSIN RETIREMENT SYSTEM
ETF 20.015   Participating employees.
ETF 20.016   Student employees.
ETF 20.017   Employer resolutions to participate.
ETF 20.02   Rehired annuitants.
ETF 20.025   Minimum retirement age.
ETF 20.0251   Exclusive benefit.
ETF 20.03   Annuity computations.
ETF 20.04   Optional forms of annuity.
ETF 20.045   Changes to optional form of payment.
ETF 20.05   Accelerated payment annuity options.
ETF 20.055   Spouse's or domestic partner's signature on a benefit application.
ETF 20.06   Early retirement reduction factors.
ETF 20.07   Annuity options — automatic distributions.
ETF 20.08   Termination of marriage or domestic partnership for determination of beneficiary.
ETF 20.10   Domestic partner benefits.
ETF 20.12   Payments considered Wisconsin retirement system earnings.
ETF 20.17   Service purchases.
ETF 20.19   Treatment of purchased and other creditable service for percentage rates used to calculate retirement, disability and certain death benefits.
ETF 20.20   Cancellation of application for retirement annuity, separation or lump sum benefit.
ETF 20.21   Changing annuity effective dates.
ETF 20.23   Adjusting annuities for equity after reentry into service.
ETF 20.25   Core and variable annuity changes.
ETF 20.30   Annuity underpayments.
ETF 20.35   Qualified domestic relations orders; division of WRS accounts and annuities.
ETF 20.37   Death benefits.
ETF 20.39   Delinquent state tax obligations.
Ch. ETF 20 Note Note: Corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6., Stats., Register January 2004 No. 577.
ETF 20.015 ETF 20.015Participating employees.
ETF 20.015(1) (1)Participating employees: one-third of full-time employment.
ETF 20.015(1)(a)(a) Non-teachers. Except as provided in par. (b) and (c), for purposes of s. 40.22, Stats., 600 hours of employment with an employer in one year is considered one-third of full-time employment.
ETF 20.015(1)(b) (b) Teachers. For an employee classified as a teacher under s. 40.02 (55), Stats., for purposes of s. 40.22, Stats., 440 hours of employment with an employer in one year is considered one-third of full-time employment.
ETF 20.015(1)(c) (c) Educational support personnel employee. Except as provided in par. (a), for purposes of s. 40.22, Stats., 440 hours of employment with an employer in one year is considered one-third of full-time employment.
ETF 20.015(2) (2)Participating employees: two-thirds of full-time employment.
ETF 20.015(2)(a)(a) Non-teachers. Except as provided in par. (b) and (c), for purposes of s. 40.22, Stats., 1200 hours of employment with an employer in one year is considered two-thirds of full-time employment.
ETF 20.015(2)(b) (b) Teachers. For an employee classified as a teacher under s. 40.02 (55), Stats., for purposes of s. 40.22, Stats., 880 hours of employment with an employer in one year is considered two-thirds of full-time employment.
ETF 20.015(2)(c) (c) Educational support personnel employee. Except as provided in par. (a), for purposes of s. 40.22, Stats., 880 hours of employment with an employer in one year is considered two-thirds of full-time employment.
ETF 20.015(3) (3)Year. For purposes of this section “year" means 365 consecutive calendar days, or 366 consecutive calendar days if the period measured includes February 29.
ETF 20.015 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1985, No. 349, eff. 2-1-85; r. and recr. Register, September, 1992, No. 441, eff. 10-1-92; CR 12-054: r. and recr. (title), (1), (2) Register October 2013 No. 694, eff. 11-1-13.
ETF 20.016 ETF 20.016Student employees.
ETF 20.016(1) (1) As provided in s. 40.22 (2) (gm), Stats., a participating employer may not include under the provisions of the Wisconsin retirement system an employee first hired on or after April 23, 1992, if the employee is under the age of 20 and is regularly enrolled or expected to be enrolled as a full-time student in a public, private, or parochial elementary or high school as defined in s. 118.257 (1) (d), Stats.
ETF 20.016(2) (2) For purposes of this section, an employee who is not enrolled in school is expected to be regularly enrolled as a full-time student in a school included under s. 118.257 (1) (d), Stats., if all of the following apply:
ETF 20.016(2)(a) (a) The employee is under age 20 and has not received a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma;
ETF 20.016(2)(b) (b) The employee was enrolled in a school included under s. 118.257 (1) (d), Stats., during the immediately prior regular semester;
ETF 20.016(2)(c) (c) The employee has not notified the employer, as provided in sub. (3) (c), that he or she does not intend to enroll as a full-time student in a school included under s. 118.257 (1) (d), Stats., during the next regular semester.
ETF 20.016(3) (3) An employee who is excluded from participation in the Wisconsin retirement system by s. 40.22 (2) (gm), Stats., shall become eligible for participation, subject to s. 40.22 (2) and (2m), Stats., as if he or she had been initially hired on the earliest of the following dates:
ETF 20.016(3)(a) (a) The date the employee attains age 20;
ETF 20.016(3)(b) (b) The employee's first working day following the date the employee completes all requirements for a high school diploma;
ETF 20.016(3)(c) (c) The employee's first working day following the date the employee notifies the employer that he or she has ceased to be enrolled, and does not expect to be enrolled during the next regular semester, as a full-time student in a school included under s. 118.257 (1) (d), Stats. The written statement of the employee or, if the employee is under age 18, of the employee's parent or guardian shall be sufficient to establish that the employee has left school and does not intend to return in the next semester. If the employee intends to continue as a part-time student only, he or she may establish this fact by submitting to the employer a written certification from the principal of the school in which the student is enrolled. The definition of full-time student shall be that of the school in which the student is enrolled.
ETF 20.016 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1992, No. 442, eff. 11-1-92.
ETF 20.017 ETF 20.017Employer resolutions to participate. If the official notice of election to be included has been received by the department on or before November 15, the effective date of participation of the employer shall be the ensuing January 1. If the department receives the notice of election after November 15, the effective date shall be the January 1 after the ensuing January 1. The employer may withdraw a notice of election to be included if the employer's written notice to withdraw is received by the department before the November 15 deadline of the year before the January effective date.
ETF 20.017 History History: CR 11-040: cr. Register July 2012 No. 679, eff. 8-1-12.
ETF 20.02 ETF 20.02Rehired annuitants.
ETF 20.02(1) (1)Scope. In this section, “rehired annuitant" means a participant on or after July 1, 1996, who has applied for and is eligible to receive a monthly annuity under s. 40.23, Stats., including satisfying the requirement to remain separated from participating employment for the period specified under s. 40.23 (1) (a) 1., Stats., and who subsequently is employed by a participating employer in employment which would meet the eligibility criteria for inclusion under the provisions of the Wisconsin retirement system specified in s. 40.22, Stats., but for the exclusion of s. 40.22 (2) (L), Stats., and whose termination of previous employment by a participating employer meets all criteria under s. ETF 10.08 (2) (b).
ETF 20.02(2) (2)Break in service. The minimum break in service period required under s. 40.23 (1) (a), Stats., is satisfied when the rehired annuitant returns to work no earlier than the latest of the following dates:
ETF 20.02(2)(a) (a) The day after the annuity effective date.
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