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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums
- Chapter 25. Teachers' Retirement
- Section 50. Contributions By Members.
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AS 14.25.050. Contributions By Members.
- (a) Except as provided in (c) of this section, beginning January 1, 1991, each member shall contribute to the plan an
amount equal to 8.65 percent of the member's base salary accrued from July 1 to the following June 30. The employer
shall deduct the contribution from the member's salary at the end of each payroll period, and the contribution shall be
credited by the plan to the member contribution account. The contributions shall be deducted from employee
compensation before the computation of applicable federal taxes and shall be treated as employer contributions under 26
U.S.C. 414(h)(2). A member may not have the option of making the payroll deduction directly in cash instead of having
the contribution picked up by the employer.
- (b) Each teacher is entitled to receive credit for unrefunded contributions paid into the retirement fund of 1945.
- (c) The employer of a teacher who, because of a physical injury caused by an on-the-job assault, is on unpaid leave of
absence or is receiving benefits under AS 23.30 shall pay the
teacher's contributions required by this section while the teacher is on unpaid leave or receiving the workers'
- (d) A teacher who is placed on leave of absence without pay because the teacher is unable to work due to an on-the-job
injury or occupational illness for which the teacher is receiving benefits under AS 23.30 and for which the teacher is not entitled to credited service
under AS 14.25.040
(e) may elect to receive credited service for the time on leave of absence without pay status. When a teacher elects to
receive credited service under this subsection, an indebtedness is established. The amount of the indebtedness is equal
to the contributions that the teacher would have made if the teacher had been working. Interest as prescribed by
regulation accrues on the indebtedness beginning on the date that the teacher returns to work or terminates employment.
If there is an outstanding indebtedness at the time the teacher is appointed to retirement, benefits shall be
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