§ 6-60. Transferred officers, employees; transfer from city to county or from county to city  


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  • (a) As used in this Act [section], the following terms shall have the following meanings unless a contrary meaning is clearly indicated by the context:

    (1) County—shall mean any county of this state having a population in excess of 600,000 according to the 1970 United States Census or any future census.

    (2) City—shall mean the largest city located in whole or in part in such county.

    (3) Pension fund—shall mean a fund for the purpose of providing retirement benefits for an employee, maintained by either a city or a county, with contributions being made by both the employee and the employer.

    (b) Whenever any city employee shall become a county employee or whenever any county employee shall become a city employee, such employee may transfer from the pension fund of his former employer to the pension fund of his new employer credit for all years of service which may have accrued to him while in the service of his former employer upon compliance with the provisions of this Act.

    (c) Any employee wishing to obtain the benefits of this Act shall file a written statement to such effect with the secretaries of both the city and county pension fund. Thereupon it shall be the duty of the secretary of the pension fund of the former employer to certify to the secretary of the pension fund of the new employer the total number of years of service accrued to the credit of such employee, and the amount due such pension fund by said employee for such credit, if any. Said secretary shall also transfer all funds contributed by said employee, together with all employer matching fund contributions, to the secretary of the pension board of the new employer. In the event that such employee shall owe any sum for prior service credits, said sum shall be payable to the pension fund of the new employer. Upon such certification and transfer of funds, such employee shall become entitled to credit for all years of service which may have accrued to him with his former employer to the same extent as if such service had been rendered to his new employer, without the payment of additional contributions (other than amounts previously due for prior service credits). The employer matching contributions transferred in accordance with the terms of this Act shall become the property of the pension fund of the new employer.

    (d) In the event that any employee shall have previously withdrawn the amounts contributed by him to the pension fund of his former employer, he shall not be entitled to any benefits under this Act.

(1972 Ga. Laws, page 3277)