If there is a question as to whether an individual is an employee required to contribute to SERS, request a determination from SERS.
The request should include information about the employment relationship along with the following:
- Completed Membership Determination Form
- Job description and/or contract
SERS may request additional information in order to make the determination.
Upon review of the information, SERS makes an initial membership determination.
If the initial determination is questioned by you or the individual, you may submit any additional information for review, and SERS staff will then make a final membership determination.
Once the final membership determination is made, an appeal may be taken to the SERS Retirement Board. The Board is responsible for the determination of the individual’s employee status and all decisions by the Board are final.
If the employee is determined to be a SERS member and services have already been provided, you have 30 days to certify all earnings paid to the employee on the Certification of Salary for Non-Contributing Service form. Once the cost is calculated and submitted, you have 30 days to send payment. Failure to certify the earnings will result in a charge based on estimated figures.