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UNCLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT PLAN

See also STATE EMPLOYEES

Accounting and bookkeeping

Financial and actuarial reporting practices, Minn. Statutes 2005 16A.055

Refund repayments, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.441

Accrued annuities, Minn. Statutes 2005 352.01, 2005 352D.06

Accumulated contributions

Abandoned amounts, disposition, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.65

Actuarial valuations, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.07

Administration

Costs, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.09

Minnesota State Retirement System, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.01, 2005 352D.09

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2005 352.03

Age of retirement

Combined service disability benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.302

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.05

Normal retirement age, Minn. Statutes 2005 353.01, 2005 354A.011, 2005 356.403

Annuities

Abandoned amounts, disposition, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.65

Accrued annuities, Minn. Statutes 2005 352.01

Amount, formula, Minn. Statutes 2005 352.115

Automatic deposit, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.401

Benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 354.44

Combined service annuities, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.30

Completed applications, copies to spouses, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.46

Deferred annuities, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.30

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.46

Early retirement annuities, Minn. Statutes 2005 352.116, 2005 353.30, 2005 353.71, 2005 354A.31

Exemption from process, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.401

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.06, 2005 352D.09

Optional annuities, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.46

Payment, date, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.40

PERA, termination of membership, Minn. Statutes 2005 353.29

Qualified annuities, using for refund repayments, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.441

Service credit, salary calculations, Minn. Statutes 2005 354A.011

Simultaneous payment of survivor benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.40

Appropriations to, withholding, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.219

Assets

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.219, 2005 356.63

Investment diversification, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.06

Title, holding, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.06

Unneeded assets, certification, Minn. Statutes 2005 11A.23

Beneficiaries, payments to

Benefit distribution upon plan termination, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.001

Death benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.075

Benefits

Abandoned amounts, disposition, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.65

Automatic deposit, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.401

Benefit provisions summary, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.07

Combined service benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.302, 2005 356.303

Death benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.075

Disability benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.065, 2005 356.302, 2005 356.41, 2005 356.46

Eligible rollover distributions, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.635

Exemption from process, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.401

Fiduciaries, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.02

Internal Revenue Code compliance, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.635

Members' nonforfeitable interest, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.001

Payment, date, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.40

Survivor benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.303, 2005 356.41

Termination of plan or fund, procedures, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.001

Termination or denial, appeals, Minn. Statutes 2005 352.031

Breach of fiduciary duty

Cofiduciaries, liability, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.10

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.09

Indemnification, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.11

Lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.12

Buybacks

Interest rate, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.05

Prior service credit, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.11, 2005 356.30

Refund repayments, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.05, 2005 352D.12

Service credit, wrongful discharges, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.50

Service credit purchase procedures, strike periods, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.195

Certificates and certification

Economic interest statements, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.06

Chief administrative officer, duties, see Executive director under MINNESOTA STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM (MSRS)

Cofiduciaries, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.01, 2005 356A.10, 2005 356A.12

Combined service annuities, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.30

Combined service disability benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.302

Combined service survivor benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.303

Compensation and salaries

Fiduciaries, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.06, 2005 356A.08

Contested cases, adverse determination of eligibility

Benefits, or other rights, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.07

Continuing education, fiduciaries, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.13

Contributions to more than one public retirement plan

Restrictions, Minn. Statutes 2005 354.094

Retirement age, Minn. Statutes 2005 353.01

Copies, plan documents, summaries, and reports, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.07

Coverage by more than one system, see Portability with other retirement plans under this topic

Covered employees

Death caused by surviving beneficiary, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.406

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.015, 2005 356.406, 2005 356.62, 2005 356A.01

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.02

Marriage dissolution actions, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.49

Payments by, prior service credit purchases, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.551

Payments to, benefit distribution upon plan termination, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.001

Potential positions, evaluation, Minn. Statutes 2005 352.91

Proof of death, notice, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.001

Reports received, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.09, 2005 356.62, 2005 356A.07

Covered governmental entity, see Employers under this topic

Custodian bank accounts, establishment, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.001

Data, access, marriage dissolution actions, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.49

Death benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.075

Decedents estates, payments to, death benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.075

Dedicated fund

Assets defined as, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.63

Credits to, abandoned contributions, annuities, or benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.65

Uses, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.63

Deferred annuities

Combined service annuities, augmentation, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.30

Definitions

Employee contribution pick up, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.62

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.015

Loss of survivor benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.406

Public pension fiduciary responsibility, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.01, 2005 356A.06

Retirement annuity application procedure, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.46

Depositories, designation, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.06

Disability benefits

Adjustments, certain recipients, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.41

Combined service disability benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.302

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.46

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.065

Disclosure, fiduciaries

Felony convictions, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.03

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.06

Dissolution of marriage

Retirement benefits or rights, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.49

Early retirement

Actuarial reduction, Minn. Statutes 2005 352.116

Actuarial valuations, Minn. Statutes 2005 353.30

Combined service, Minn. Statutes 2005 353.71

Coordinated benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 354A.31

Eligibility, Minn. Statutes 2005 353.30

Economic interest statements, fiduciaries, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.06

Employee contributions

Amount, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.04, 2005 352D.11

Deductions for administrative costs, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.09

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.015, 2005 356.62

Eligibility for coverage, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.02

Employers, pick up after 1982, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.62

Judges with excess service credit, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.04, 2005 490.123

Legislators, per diem payments, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.04

Payroll deductions, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.04

Reports about, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.62

Salary savings leave, effect on, Minn. Statutes 2005 43A.49

Transfer of shares to postretirement investment fund, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.06

Transfer to classified service, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.02

Wrongful discharges, service credit, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.50

Employer contributions

Amount, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.04, 2005 352D.11

Deductions for administrative costs, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.09

Defined as shares, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.015

Eligibility for coverage, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.02

Transfer of shares to postretirement investment fund, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.06

Transfer to classified service, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.02

Wrongful discharges, service credit, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.50

Employers

Benefit provision summaries, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.07

Certificates and certification, proof of employment for prior service credit purchase, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.11

Contributions, see Employer contributions under this topic

Payments by, prior service credit purchases, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.551

Reports given, employee contribution pick ups, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.62

Establishment, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.01

Fiduciaries

Activities, generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.02

Breach of conduct or duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.09 to 2005 356A.12

Compensation and salaries, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.06, 2005 356A.08

Continuing education, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.13

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.03, 2005 356A.06

Duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.09, 2005 356A.02, 2005 356A.04, 2005 356A.05

Felony violations, documentation, service prohibition, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.03

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.01 to 2005 356A.13

Investments, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.02, 2005 356A.06

Service of process on, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.12

Standard of conduct, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.04

Financial reports, copies to members, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.07

Former members, marriage dissolution actions

Information requirements, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.49

Funds and accounts

Custodian bank accounts, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.001

Dedicated fund, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.63

Small balance accounts, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.09

Valuation of accounts, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.05, 2005 352D.06

Governing board of a pension plan, see Board of directors under MINNESOTA STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM (MSRS)

Governing body rules and policies

Defined as plan documents, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.01

Insurance or insurance companies law

Exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2005 352.16

Interest rates

Forfeited service, refund repayments, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.44

Prior service credit purchase, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.11

Refund repayments, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.05

Investment of funds

Fiduciaries, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.02, 2005 356A.06

Options, see Accounts under SUPPLEMENTAL INVESTMENT FUND

Policy statement, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.219

Reports about, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.219

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.04, 2005 356A.06

Lawsuits, breach of fiduciary duty, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.12

Liability, cofiduciaries, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.10

Mail and mailing

Benefit distribution notice, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.001

Retirement annuities, information, completed applications, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.46

Meetings, see OPEN MEETING LAW

Members, see Covered employees under this topic

Normal retirement annuities, see Annuities under this topic

Notice given

Benefit distribution, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.001

Investment restrictions, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.06

Payments by

Administrative fees, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.09

Allowable expenses, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.001

Benefit distribution upon plan termination, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.001

Fiduciaries, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.02

Payroll deductions, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.02, 2005 352D.04

Plan documents, copies to members, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.07

Portability with other retirement plans

Elective state officers retirement plan, Minn. Statutes 2005 352C.051

Legislators retirement plan, Minn. Statutes 2005 3A.12

Minneapolis employees retirement fund, Minn. Statutes 2005 422A.16

Minnesota State Retirement System, Minn. Statutes 2005 352.72

Public Employees Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2005 353.71

Teachers retirement, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Duluth, Minn. Statutes 2005 354A.39

Teachers Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2005 354.60

Transfer of prior service contributions, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.12

Vesting portability, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.085

Potential employment positions, evaluation and recommendation for inclusion in, Minn. Statutes 2005 352.91

Prior service contributions, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.12

Prior service credit, purchases

Chief administrative officer, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.551

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.11

Payment amount, determination, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.11, 2005 356.551

Post-July 1, 2003, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.551

Reserves, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.30

Strike periods, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.195

Purpose, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.001

Records and record keeping

Fiduciaries, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.02

Investments, liquidity documentation, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.06

Refunds

Application for, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.05, 2005 352D.09

Automatic deposit, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.401

Excess employee contributions after transfer to classified service, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.02

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.05, 2005 352D.09

Repayment to

Combined service annuities, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.30

Elective state officers retirement plan, Minn. Statutes 2005 352C.051

Forfeited service credit, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.44

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.05, 2005 352D.12

Individual retirement accounts, using, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.441

Legislators retirement plan, Minn. Statutes 2005 3A.12

Minneapolis employees retirement fund, Minn. Statutes 2005 422A.22

Minnesota State Retirement System, Minn. Statutes 2005 352.72

Public Employees Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2005 353.71

Qualified annuities, using, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.441

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.441

Teachers Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2005 354.50

Reports given

Investment of funds, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.219

Marriage dissolution actions, pension benefits or rights, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.49

State auditor, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.219

Reserves, prior service credit purchases, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.30

Retirement annuities, see Annuities under this topic

Retirement plan alternatives

Constitutional officers, Minn. Statutes 2005 352C.011, 2005 352D.02

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.02

Legislators, Minn. Statutes 2005 3A.07, 2005 352D.02

Rule of 90, eligibility, Minn. Statutes 2005 353.30

Salary savings leave, effect, Minn. Statutes 2005 43A.49

Service credit

Combined service annuities, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.30

Combined service benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.302, 2005 356.303

Forfeited service, refund repayments, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.44

Purchase procedures, strike periods, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.195

Restored service credit, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.44

Wrongful discharges, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.50

Spouses, retirement annuities, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.46

State aid, withholding

Investment reporting noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.219

Statutes of limitations, breach of fiduciary duty, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.12

Supplemental investment fund

Account changes or transfers, effective date, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.04

Minnesota State Retirement System, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.04, 2005 352D.09

Prior service credit purchase, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.11

Purchase of shares, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.02 to 2005 352D.04

Redemption of shares, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.05, 2005 352D.09

Transfer of shares to postretirement investment fund, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.06

Surviving child, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.303, 2005 356.41

Surviving spouse coverage term certain, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.075

Surviving spouses, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.303, 2005 356.41

Survivor benefits

Adjustments, certain recipients, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.41

Beneficiaries charged or convicted of causing member's death, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.406

Combined service survivor benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.303

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.406

Exemption from process, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.401

Simultaneous payment of retirement annuities, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.40

Termination of plan or fund, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.001

Transfer of position to classified service, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.02

Vesting requirements

Portability with other retirement plans, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.085

Service credit, see same under this topic

Transfer to classified service, Minn. Statutes 2005 352D.02

Violations and penalties

Fiduciaries, felony violations, service prohibition, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.03

Investment reporting, noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.219

Prohibited transactions, Minn. Statutes 2005 356A.06

Surviving beneficiaries, causing member's death, loss of survivor benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.406

Waivers, state aid or appropriations

Withholding for investment reporting, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.219

Withdrawals, see Refunds under this topic

Wrongful discharges, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.50