PUBLIC OFFICERS IN GENERAL
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
59-1362. Purchase of active duty service in the armed forces. (1) If a member is entitled to reemployment rights related to the member’s active duty service under the uniformed services employment and reemployment rights act of 1994 (USERRA), as amended, any period of that active duty service that is not eligible to be credited as military service under section 59-1302(23), Idaho Code, may be credited as membership service if the member pays employee contributions for that period as required in this section.
(2) The member must pay employee contributions or enter into an agreement to do so and begin making payments within ninety (90) days from the date of reemployment. If the member pays employee contributions or enters into an agreement to do so, the employer will be responsible for paying employer contributions for the same period within thirty (30) days thereafter. Both employee and employer contributions will be based upon compensation the member would have received but for the period of active duty service.
(3) The member may have up to five (5) years to repay employee contributions, with interest accruing only from the date of return from active duty service. If the member terminates employment prior to repaying all the employee contributions related to the eligible period as agreed, membership service will be granted only for the period for which contributions were paid.
(4) All periods of active duty service that do not qualify as "military service" under section 59-1302(23), Idaho Code, or for purchase of membership service under this section, must be purchased under section 59-1363, Idaho Code.
[59-1362, added 2000, ch. 281, sec. 1, p. 904; am. 2002, ch. 9, sec. 1, p. 12; am. 2007, ch. 44, sec. 5, p. 112.]