1016.Police Officers and Firefighters Not Covered by a Retirement System

1016.1What if police officer and firefighter positions are not covered by a retirement system?

These positions are generally covered as part of the political entity's absolute coverage group (see 1004) when the political entity is covered under the State's 218 agreement (see 1000.2). The absolute coverage group includes other city or town employees whose positions are not covered by a public retirement system.

If police or firefighter positions are covered as part of an absolute coverage group and later become covered under a retirement system, Section 218 coverage continues.

1016.2Can ineligibles in police officer or firefighter positions be covered with an absolute coverage or retirement system coverage group?

Ineligibles in police officer or firefighter positions cannot be covered as part of an absolute coverage group or a retirement system coverage group (see 1006).

Last Revised: Oct. 17, 2005