§ 2-150.4. Eligibility criteria  


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  • (a) An employee is eligible to participate in the VSIP established and adopted by this division if he or she meets all of the following criteria as of a date established by the County Administrator:

    (1) The employee must be a permanent-status, full-time employee of the Board of County Commissioners.

    (2)

    a.

    The employee must be a participant in the Deferred Retirement Option Program (hereinafter "DROP") of the Florida Retirement System (hereinafter "FRS") established by, and administered under, the Florida Retirement System Act, F.S. ch. 121; or

    b. The employee must reach his or her normal retirement date as defined under F.S. § 121.021, within two (2) years following a date established by the County Administrator. For the purposes of this division, the normal retirement date as defined under F.S. § 121.021, shall apply to the employee regardless of whether the employee is a participant in the FRS pension plan or the FRS investment plan.

    (b) Employees electing to participate in the VSIP must agree to voluntarily separate from county employment by a date established by the County Administrator.

    (c) The County Administrator, at his or her discretion, may require that employees who agree to voluntarily separate from county employment under the VSIP must also agree to not be rehired as an employee of the County Commissioners for a period of time established by the County Administrator.

    (d) The County Administrator, at his or her discretion, may require employees electing to participate in the VSIP to sign a waiver, release, or both, by a date established by the County Administrator.

    (e) Any employee who does not meet all of the eligibility criteria set forth in this division is not eligible to participate in, or receive any benefit from, the VSIP.

    (f) No employee can participate in the VSIP more than once.

(Ord. No. 2009-023, § 4, 7-21-09)