§ 6-57.1. Rights of those terminated through reduction in force between December 31, 2001 and December 31, 2003  


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  • (a) Any officer or employee subject to the terms of the 1962 City of Atlanta Pension Amendment (Ga. L. 1962, p. 3140 et seq.) who has not yet attained the age of 55 years, who has at least 25 years of service with the City of Atlanta, and who has been involuntarily separated due to or in association with a Reduction-in-Force (RIF), or in conjunction with the city's reorganization and downsizing of the city's workforce and budgetary needs, but not due to disciplinary action, between December 31, 2001 and December 31, 2003, may elect to take a monthly retirement benefit with an age adjustment equal to one-half (½) of the age adjustment provided for in said 1962 Pension Amendment for officers and employees who have attained the age of 55 years of age.

    (b) Any former officer or employee eligible to retire pursuant to this ordinance who has been involuntarily separated due to or in association with a RIF, but not due to disciplinary action, between December 31, 2001 and December 31, 2003 in conjunction with the city's reorganization and downsizing of the city's workforce and budgetary needs, and has already applied for and/or has been granted a service pension, may make written application to the Pension Office within the two-year reemployment rights period to receive the benefit authorized in subsection (a) of this ordinance.

    (c) Any former officer or employee eligible to retire pursuant to this ordinance who has been involuntarily separated due to or in association with a RIF, but not due to disciplinary action, between December 31, 2001 and December 31, 2003 in conjunction with the city's reorganization and downsizing of the city's workforce and budgetary needs, and has applied for and received a refund of his/her pension contribution, may, within the two year reemployment rights period, repay said contribution plus interest at a rate of seven (7) percent per annum from the date of withdrawal of his/her contribution, to the date that he/she makes written application to the Pension Office for the purpose of receiving the benefit authorized in subsection (a) of this ordinance.

    (d) This ordinance shall not apply to officers or employees who are rehired by the City of Atlanta or whose services are retained by the city pursuant to a contract; (ii) Nor shall this ordinance apply to officers or employees who reject or have rejected an offer of reemployment made by the city, to a position comparable to that from which the officer or employee was RIFFED or involuntary separated in conjunction with the city's reorganization and downsizing of the city's workforce, budgetary needs or other purposes. For officers or employees who were RIFFED or so involuntarily separated prior to the enactment of this ordinance, said offer of reemployment must be made within six (6) months of the enactment hereof. For officers and employees who are RIFFED or so involuntarily separated subsequent to enactment of this ordinance said offer of reemployment must be made within (6) months of the date of separation of any such officer or employee: For purposes of this subsection, a "comparable position" shall be defined as one for which the compensation is equal to or no less than 90% of the compensation earned by such officer or employee at the time of separation.

(Ord. No. 2003-60, § 1, 4-28-03)