2.43.2302 DOCUMENTATION OF SERVICE
(1) MPERA shall use employer certified records of employment to correct employer reports and to calculate the cost of service credit granted to members.
(2) If employer records are missing or alleged to be inaccurate, it shall be the member's responsibility to provide acceptable documentation to the board that proves the amount of service earned and salary paid to the member by the employer during the period in question.
(3) For the purposes of (2), the board will consider other documents, including but not limited to:
(a) pay stubs;
(b) copies of logs, time sheets, or other documents required to be kept by the employee for the employer;
(c) union agreement(s) in effect for the time period in question;
(d) any other binding agreement or contract in effect at that time;
(e) certified copy of a court order or out-of-court settlement agreement;
(f) social security records;
(g) W-2s; or
(h) other notarized or official documents which would support the member's claim.
(4) If the board approves a request for correction of employer records or a request to purchase service, membership service and service credit will be granted only after payment of required contributions, plus interest, into the retirement system.
History: 19-2-403, MCA; IMP, 19-2-704, 19-3-315, 19-3-316, 19-5-402, 19-5-404, 19-6-402, 19-6-404, 19-7-403, 19-7-404, 19-8-502, 19-8-504, 19-9-703, 19-9-710, 19-13-601, 19-13-605, MCA; NEW, 1986 MAR p. 1454, Eff. 8/29/86; AMD & TRANS, from ARM 2.43.410, 2008 MAR p. 2467, Eff. 12/1/08.