Q: Is it possible for an employee who did the 20 year minimum in a law enforcement (LEO) agency to lateral over to a non-LEO capacity to continue working to 62, or earn 30 working years? If so, will said employee be eligible for the 1.1% annuity calculation instead of the 1%, earned after the 20 years of 1.7% as an LEO?
- Yes it is possible to transfer to a non-LEO position to extend your service.
- No it will not make one eligible for the 1.1% factor. Those covered under the special provisions for LEOs, etc. are specifically excluded from the 1.1% computation factor.
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