(a)  All members, who request approval to purchase creditable service and who fulfill all of the requirements of law and the rules of the board, shall be allowed to purchase the service in accordance with the law and the rules of the board.

(b)  Payments to be made for purchases on account of current leave of absence shall be submitted on Form 224, Payment of Contributions for a Current Leave of Absence, which shall be submitted as required by law.  If the employer will make the monthly contributions equal to the normal and accrued liability contribution, the employer shall submit the total payment.  If the member will make the entire payment, the member shall submit the total payment.  In any case in which the employer continues to make salary payments, in whole or part, the director may make an agreement with the employer on how to make the payments which is not inconsistent with the law or the rules of the board.

(c)  Contributions for purchase of service shall not be accepted unless the member has applied for permission to purchase the service not later than the due date of the payment for the first month for which credit is to be purchased.  Applications after the last day of the first month for which service is to be purchased and the due date thereof shall be accompanied by a check in payment of the contribution for said month.

(d)  Payment shall be deemed to have been made on the date received by the board, provided that a payment made by mail which is clearly postmarked on or before the due date shall be deemed paid when due.

(e)  Purchases of service credit for leaves of absence prior to July 1, 1981 shall be made in the same manner as prescribed in 20 NCAC 2B .1200, DELAYED PURCHASE OF SERVICE CREDITS.

(f)  A member, who is currently making contributions to purchase service for an educational leave of absence, and whose position before the leave of absence was paid on a less than 12‑month basis, shall make the payment in the month after the regularly scheduled due date for payment of salary and shall earn service credits for said contributions in the same manner as he would if he was currently being employed in that last position.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 135‑6(f); 135‑8(b)(5);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 21, 1977;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1982.