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(a) A member under this part shall be granted service credit for time during which the member serves as an elected officer of an employee organization while on a compensated leave of absence pursuant to Section 44987 or 87768.5, if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The member was employed and performed creditable service subject to coverage under this Defined Benefit Program in the month prior to commencement of the leave of absence.

(2) The member makes contributions to the Teachers' Retirement Fund in the amount that the member would have contributed had the member performed creditable service on a full-time basis during the period the member served as an elected officer of the employee organization.

(3) The member's employer contributes to the Teachers' Retirement Fund at a rate adopted by the board as a plan amendment with respect to the Defined Benefit Program an amount based upon the creditable compensation that would have been paid to the member had the member performed creditable service on a full-time basis during the period the member served as an elected officer of the employee organization.

(b) The maximum period of time during which a member may serve as an elected officer and receive service credit pursuant to this section shall not exceed 12 calendar years.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 965, Sec. 82.)

Reference:

Education Code 44987

Education Code 87768.5