If the service of a member is discontinued other than by death or retirement, upon proper application submitted to the retirement board, he or she shall be paid all of his or her accumulated contributions, in accordance with this chapter, minus a withdrawal charge, if a withdrawal charge has been provided for by the regulations of the board. The board may order payment in whole or in part withheld for a period not to exceed six months after date of separation. If a member does not file the proper application, the board shall send to the member, not more than 90 days after termination of service, at his or her last known address, a registered or certified letter, return receipt requested, stating that he or she has money to his or her credit on the books of the retirement system and that if he or she does not claim the money within 10 years after date of notice, in the case of persons first employed before January 1, 1976, or within five years in the case of persons first employed on and after January 1, 1976, the money will be deposited in and become a part of the current pension reserve fund.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 584, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1996.)

Terms Used In California Government Code 31628

  • Notice: includes all papers and orders required to be served in any proceedings before any court, board, or officer, or when required by law to be served independently of such proceeding. See California Government Code 26660