(40 ILCS 5/14-108.5)
Alternative retirement cancellation payment.
(a) To be eligible for the alternative retirement cancellation payment provided in this Section, a person
(1) be a member of this System who, on any day
during June 2004, was (i) in active payroll status as an employee in a position listed in subsection (b) of this Section and continuously employed in a position listed in subsection (b) on and after January 1, 2004 and (ii) an active contributor to this System with respect to that employment;
(2) have not previously received any retirement
annuity under this Article;
(3) not accept an incentive payment under Section
14a.5 of the State Finance Act;
(4) in the case of persons employed in a position
title listed under paragraph (1) of subsection (b), be among the first 3,000 persons to file with the Board on or before September 30, 2004 a written application requesting the alternative retirement cancellation payment provided in this Section;
(5) in the case of persons employed in a position
title listed under paragraph (2) of subsection (b), have received written authorization from the director or other head of his or her department and filed that authorization with the system on or before September 1, 2004;
(6) if there is a QILDRO in effect against the
person, file with the Board the written consent of all alternate payees under the QILDRO to the election of an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section; and
(7) terminate employment under this Article within 2
weeks after approval of the person's application requesting the alternative retirement cancellation payment, but in no event later than October 31, 2004.
(b)(1) Position titles eligible for the alternative
retirement cancellation payment provided in this Section are:
911 Analyst III; Brickmason; Account Clerk I and II;
Budget Analyst I and II; Account Technician I and II; Budget Operations Director; Accountant; Budget Principal; Accountant Advanced; Building Services Worker; Accountant Supervisor; Building/Grounds Laborer; Accounting Fiscal Administrative Career Trainee; Building/Grounds Lead 1 and 2; Accounts Payable Processing Analyst; Building/Grounds Maintenance Worker; Accounts Payable Specialist; Building/Grounds Supervisor; Accounts Processing Analyst; Bureau Chief; Actuarial Assistant; Business Administrative Specialist; Administrative and Technology Director; Business Analyst I through IV; Administrative Assistant I through III; Business Manager; Administrative Clerk; Buyer; Administrative Coordinator; Buyer Assistant; Administrator; Capital Budget Analyst I and II; Administrator of Capital Programs; Capital Budget Director; Administrator of Construction Administration; Capital Programs Analyst I and II; Administrator of Contract Administration; Capital Programs Technician; Administrator of Fair Employment Practices; Carpenter; Administrator of Fiscal; Carpenter Foreman; Administrator of Information Management; Cartographer I through III; Administrator of Information Systems; Chief - Police; Administrator of Personnel; Chief Veterans Technician; Administrator of Professional Services; Circuit Provisioning Specialist; Administrator of Public Affairs; Civil Engineer I through IX; Administrator of Quality-Based Selection; Civil Engineer Trainee; Administrator of Strategic Planning and Training; Clerical Trainee; Appeals & Orders Coordinator; Communications Director; Appraisal Specialist 1 through 3; Community Planner 3; Assignment Coordinator; Commander; Assistant Art-in-Architecture Coordinator; Compliance Specialist; Assistant Chief - Police; Conservation Education Representative; Assistant Internal Auditor; Conservation Grant Administrator 1 through 3; Assistant Manager; Construction Supervisor I and II; Assistant Personnel Officer; Consumer Policy Analyst; Assistant Professor Scientist; Consumer Program Coordinator; Assistant Reimbursement Officer; Contract Executive; Assistant Steward; Coordinator of Administrative Services; Associate Director for Administrative Services; Coordinator of Art-in-Architecture; Associate Museum Director; Corrections Clerk I through III; Associate Professor Scientist; Corrections Maintenance Supervisor; Corrections Caseworker Supervisor; Corrections Food Service Supervisor; Auto Parts Warehouse Specialist; Corrections Maintenance Worker; Auto Parts Warehouser; Curator I through III; Automotive Attendant I and II; Data Processing Administrative Specialist; Automotive Mechanic; Data Processing Assistant; Automotive Shop Supervisor; Data Processing Operator; Baker; Data Processing Specialist; Barber; Data Processing Supervisor 1 through 3; Beautician; Data Processing Technician; Brickmason; Deputy Chief Counsel; Director of Licensing; Desktop Technician; Director of Security; Human Resources Officer; Division Chief; Human Resources Representative; Division Director; Human Resources Specialist; Economic Analyst I through IV; Human Resources Trainee; Electrical Engineer; Human Services Casework Manager; Electrical Engineer I through V; Human Services Grant Coordinator 2 and 3; Electrical Equipment Installer/Repairer; Iconographer; Electrical Equipment Installer/Repairer Lead Worker; Industry and Commercial Development Representative 1 and 2; Electrician; Industry Services Consultant 1 and 2; Electronics Technician; Information Services Intern; Elevator Operator; Information Services Specialist I and II; Endangered Species Secretary; Information Systems Analyst I through III; Engineering Aide; Information Systems Manager; Engineering Analyst I through IV; Information Systems Planner; Engineering Manager I and II; Institutional Maintenance Worker; Engineering Technician I through V; Instrument Designer; Environmental Scientist I and II; Insurance Analyst I through IV; Executive I through VI; Executive Assistant; Intermittent Clerk; Executive Assistant I through IV; Intermittent Laborer Maintenance; Executive Secretary 1 through 3; Intern; Federal Funding and Public Safety Director; Internal Auditor 1; Financial & Budget Assistant; Internal Communications Officer; Financial & Budget Supervisor; International Marketing Representative 1; Financial Management Director; IT Manager; Fiscal Executive; Janitor I and II; Fiscal Officer; Junior State Veterinarian; Gas Engineer I through IV; Junior Supervisor Scientist; General Counsel and Regulatory Director; Laboratory Manager II; General Services Administrator I; Labor Maintenance Lead Worker; General Services Technician; Laborer; Geographic Information Specialist 1 and 2; Laborer (Building); Geologist I through IV; Laborer (Maintenance); Graphic Arts Design Supervisor; Landscape Architect; Graphic Arts Designer; Landscape Architect I through IV; Graphic Arts Technician; Landscape Planner; Grounds Supervisor; Laundry Manager I; Highway Construction Supervisor I; Legislative Liaison I and II; Historical Research Editor 2; Liability Claims Adjuster 1 and 2; Historical Research Specialist; Librarian 1 and 2; Horse Custodian; Library Aide I through III; Horse Identifier; Library Associate; Hourly Assistant; Library Technical Assistant; Human Resource Coordinator; Licensing Assistant; Human Resources Analyst; Line Technician I through II; Human Resources Assistant; Local History Service Representative; Human Resources Associate; Local Housing Advisor 2 and 3; Human Resources Manager; Local Revenue and Fiscal Advisor 3; Machinist; Locksmith; Maintenance Equipment Operator; Operations Communications Specialist Trainee; Maintenance Worker; Operations Technician; Maintenance Worker Power Plant; Painter; Management Information Technician; Paralegal Assistant; Management Operations Analyst 1 and 2; Performance Management Analyst; Management Secretary I; Personnel Manager; Management Systems Specialist; Photogrammetrist I through IV; Management Technician I through IV; Physician; Manager; Physician Specialist Operations A through D; Manpower Planner 1 through 3; Planning Director; Medical Administrator III and V; Plant Maintenance Engineer 1 and 2; Methods & Processes Advisor 1, 2 and III; Plumber; Methods & Processes Career Associate 1 and 2; Policy Advisor; Microfilm Operator I through III; Policy Analyst I through IV; Military Administrative Assistant I; Power Shovel Operator (Maintenance); Military Administrative Clerk; Principal Economist; Military Administrative Officer-Legal; Principal Scientist; Military Administrative Specialist; Private Secretary 1 and 2; Military Community Relations Specialist; Private Secretary I and II; Military Cooperative Agreement Specialist; Procurement Representative; Military Crash, Fire, Rescue I through III; Professor & Scientist; Military Energy Manager; Program Manager; Military Engineer Technician; Program Specialist; Military Environmental Specialist I through III; Project Coordinator; Military Facilities Engineer; Project Designer; Military Facilities Officer I; Project Manager I through III; Military Maintenance Engineer; Project Manager; Military Museum Director; Project Manager/Technical Specialist I thru III; Military Program Supervisor; Project Specialist I through IV; Military Property Custodian II; Projects Director; Military Real Property Clerk; Property & Supply Clerk I through III; Motorist Assistance Specialist; Property Control Officer; Museum Director; Public Administration Intern; Museum Security Head I through III; Public Information Coordinator; Museum Technician I through III; Public Information Officer; Network Control Center Specialist; Public Information Officer 2 through 4; Network Control Center Technician 2; Public Service Administrator; Network Engineer I through IV; Race Track Maintenance 1 and 2; Office Administration Specialist; Radio Technician Program Coordinator; Office Administrator 1 through 5; Realty Specialist I through V; Office Aide; Receptionist; Office Assistant; Regional Manager; Office Associate; Regulatory Accountant IV; Office Clerk; Reimbursement Officer 1 and 2; Office Coordinator; Representative I and II; Office Manager; Representative Trainee; Office Occupations Trainee; School Construction Manager; Office Specialist; Secretary I and IV; Operations Communications Specialist I and II; Security Guard; Senior Economic Analyst; Security Supervisor; Senior Editor; Systems Developer I through IV; Senior Electrical Engineer; Systems Developer Trainee; Senior Financial & Budget Assistant; Systems Engineer I through IV; Senior Gas Engineer; Systems Engineer Trainee; Senior Policy Analyst; Tariff & Order Coordinator; Senior Programs Analyst; Tariff Administrator III; Senior Project Consultant; Tariff Analyst IV; Senior Project Manager; Teacher of Barbering; Senior Public Information Officer; Teacher of Beauty Culture; Senior Public Service Administrator; Technical Advisor 2 and 3; Senior Rate Analyst; Technical Advisor I through VII; Senior Technical Assistant; Technical Analyst; Technical Manager I through IX; Senior Technical Supervisor; Technical Assistant; Senior Technology Specialist; Technical Manager 1; Senior Transportation Industry Analyst; Technical Manager I through X; Sewage Plant Operator; Technical Specialist; Sign Hanger; Technical Support Specialist; Sign Hanger Foreman; Technical Specialist I thru III; Sign Painter; Technician Trainee; Sign Shop Foreman; Telecom Systems Analyst; Silk Screen Operator; Telecom Systems Consultant; Senior Administrative Assistant; Telecom Systems Technician 1 and 2; Site Superintendent; Telecommunication Supervisor; Software Architect; Tinsmith; Special Assistant; Trades Tender; Special Assistant to the Executive Director; Training Coordinator; Staff Development Specialist I; Transportation Counsel; Staff Development Technician II; Transportation Industry Analyst III; State Police Captain; Transportation Industry Customer Service; State Police Lieutenant; Transportation Officer; State Police Major; Transportation Policy Analyst III and IV; State Police Master Sergeant; Urban Planner I through VI; Stationary Engineer; Utility Engineer I and II; Stationary Engineer Assistant Chief; Veteran Secretary; Stationary Engineer Chief; Veteran Technician; Stationary Fireman; Water Engineer I through IV; Statistical Research Specialist 1 through 3; Water Plant Operator; Statistical Research Supervisor; Web and Publications Manager; Statistical Research Technician; Steamfitter; Steward; Steward Secretary; Storekeeper I through III; Stores Clerk; Student Intern; Student Worker; Supervisor; Supervisor & Assistant Scientist; Supervisor & Associate Scientist; Switchboard Operator 1 through 3; Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent; Assistant Legal Advisor; Legal Assistant; Senior Human Resources Specialist; Principal Internal Auditor; Division Administrator; Division Supervisor; and Private Secretary I through III.
(2) In addition, any position titles with the Speaker
of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Comptroller, the Treasurer, the Auditor General, the Supreme Court, the Court of Claims, and each legislative agency are eligible for the alternative retirement cancellation payment provided in this Section.
(c) In lieu of any retirement annuity or other benefit provided under this Article, a person who qualifies for and elects to receive the alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section shall be entitled to receive a one-time lump sum retirement cancellation payment equal to the amount of his or her contributions to the System (including any employee contributions for optional service credit and including any employee contributions paid by the employer or credited to the employee during disability) as of the date of termination, with regular interest, multiplied by 2.
(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, a person who receives an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section thereby forfeits the right to any other retirement or disability benefit or refund under this Article, and no widow's, survivor's, or death benefit deriving from that person shall be payable under this Article. Upon accepting an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section, the person's creditable service and all other rights in the System are terminated for all purposes, except for the purpose of determining State group life and health benefits for the person and his or her survivors as provided under the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971.
(e) To the extent permitted by federal law, a person who receives an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section may direct the System to pay all or a portion of that payment as a rollover into another retirement plan or account qualified under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
(f) Notwithstanding Section 14-111, a person who has received an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section and who reenters
service under this Article other than as a temporary employee must repay to the System the amount by which that alternative retirement cancellation payment exceeded the amount of his or her refundable employee contributions within 60 days of resuming employment under this System. For the purposes of re-establishing creditable service that was terminated upon election of the alternative retirement cancellation payment, the portion of the alternative retirement cancellation payment representing refundable employee contributions shall be deemed a refund repayable in accordance with Section 14-130.
(g) The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability shall determine
and report to the Governor and the General
Assembly, on or before January 1, 2006, its estimate of (1) the annual amount of payroll savings likely to be
realized by the State as a result of the early termination of persons receiving
the alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section and (2) the net annual savings
or cost to the State from the program of alternative retirement cancellation payments under this Section.
The System, the Department of Central Management Services, the
Governor's Office of Management and Budget, and all other departments shall provide to the Commission any
assistance that the Commission may request with respect to its report under
this Section. The Commission may require departments to provide it with any
information that it deems necessary or useful with respect to its reports under
this Section, including without limitation information about (1) the final
earnings of former department employees who elected to receive alternative retirement cancellation payments under
this Section, (2) the earnings of current department employees holding the
positions vacated by persons who elected to receive alternative retirement cancellation payments under this
Section, and (3) positions vacated by persons who elected to receive alternative retirement cancellation payments
under this Section that have not yet been refilled.
(Source: P.A. 93-839, eff. 7-30-04; 93-1067, eff. 1-15-05.)