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(a) The nonprofit partner shall be eligible to be a participating employer in the Tennessee consolidated retirement system upon passage of a resolution by the nonprofit's board of directors authorizing:
(1) An actuarial study; and
(2) Participation, and accepting the liability as a result of the participation, by its full-time employees.
(b) The employees of the nonprofit partner shall make the same contributions, participate in the same manner, and shall be eligible for the same benefits as employees of local governments participating in the retirement system under this chapter.
(c) The employees of the nonprofit partner shall be entitled to credit for prior service, as approved by the board of directors of the nonprofit, under the same provisions that apply to employees of local governments.
(d) The retirement system shall not be liable for the payment of retirement allowances or other payments on account of employees of the nonprofit partner, or the beneficiaries of such employees, for which reserves have not been previously created from funds contributed by the nonprofit partner, its employees or the nonprofit partner and its employees.
(e) In case of the withdrawal of the nonprofit partner as a participating employer, the benefits of the members and beneficiaries shall be determined in accordance with § 8-35-211.
(f) It is the legislative intent that the state shall realize no increased cost as a result of this section. All costs associated with retirement coverage, including administrative costs, shall be the responsibility of the nonprofit partner.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Tennessee Code Title 4. State Government § 4-52-107 - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tn/title-4-state-government/tn-code-sect-4-52-107/
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