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§ 3-403.1. Montgomery County; Director of Social Services

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHuman ServicesEffective: July 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Human Services (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Local Departments of Social Services (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Montgomery County (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2017
MD Code, Human Services, § 3-403.1
§ 3-403.1. Montgomery County; Director of Social Services
Scope of section
(a) This section applies only to the Director of the Department of Social Services in Montgomery County who was a participant in the Montgomery County Retirement System.
Retirement program options
(b) The Director of the Department of Social Services in Montgomery County who is transferred into the State Personnel Management System as an employee of the Social Services Administration of the Maryland Department of Human Services, may elect to:
(1) remain as a participant in the Montgomery County Retirement System; or
(2) become an enrollee in the Employees' Pension System of the State of Maryland.
Requirements for eligibility to participate in the Montgomery County Retirement System
(c)(1) If the Director of the Department of Social Services in Montgomery County elects to remain as a participant in the Montgomery County Retirement System, the election remains in effect only as long as the employee remains employed by the Social Services Administration of the Maryland Department of Human Services.
(2) If the Director of the Department of Social Services in Montgomery County transfers to another position in State service, the employee shall become an enrollee of the Employees' Pension System of the State of Maryland.
(3)(i) While the Director of the Department of Social Services in Montgomery County remains a participant in the Montgomery County Retirement System, the State central payroll bureau shall deduct from the Director's biweekly salary an employee contribution that equals the Director's salary multiplied by the required employee contribution rate as set forth in the Montgomery County Code.
(ii) The State shall pick up within the meaning of § 414(h)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, the employee contributions deducted under subparagraph (i) of this paragraph.
Employer and employee contributions to retirement program
(d)(1) Until the date that the Director of the Department of Social Services in Montgomery County leaves service in the Social Services Administration of the Maryland Department of Human Services, the Department of Human Services shall pay on a quarterly basis to the Montgomery County Retirement System:
(i) the amount deducted by the State central payroll bureau from the Director's biweekly salary for that quarter as provided under subsection (c)(3) of this section; and
(ii) an employer contribution for that quarter equal to the total of the Director's salary subject to a deduction under subsection (c)(3) of this section multiplied by the employer contribution rate determined by the Department of Human Services under paragraph (3) of this subsection.
(2) On or before May 15 of each year, the Chief Administrative Officer of Montgomery County shall certify to the Department of Human Services the employer and employee contribution rates for pension benefits determined for the Montgomery County Retirement System for the next fiscal year.
(3) If the employer contribution rate certified under paragraph (2) of this subsection is greater than the employer contribution rate paid by the State for State employees under the State Personnel Management System, the Department of Human Services may limit the employer contribution rate to the employer contribution rate paid by the State for State employees under the State Personnel Management System.
Retiree health benefits
(e)(1)(i) The Director of the Department of Social Services in Montgomery County covered under this section who elects to remain in the Montgomery County Retirement System may receive employee health benefits equal to those received by employees under the Montgomery County Retirement System.
(ii) If the Director elects to receive health benefits under subparagraph (i) of this paragraph, the State shall reimburse Montgomery County each month an amount equal to the State's contribution for those health benefits.
(2)(i) A retiree covered under this section who elects to remain in the Montgomery County Retirement System may receive retiree health benefits equal to those received by retirees under the Montgomery County Retirement System.
(ii) If a retiree elects to receive health benefits under subparagraph (i) of this paragraph, the State shall reimburse Montgomery County each month an amount equal to the State's contribution for those health benefits.

Credits

Added by Acts 2007, c. 455, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2007. Amended by Acts 2017, c. 62, § 6.
MD Code, Human Services, § 3-403.1, MD HUMAN SERV § 3-403.1
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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