§ 354.045 Citation
§ 354.05 Definitions
§ 354.06 Board of Trustees; Membership; Duties
§ 354.07 Powers of the Board
§ 354.091 Service Credit
§ 354.092 Sabbatical Leave
§ 354.093 Parental Leave
§ 354.094 Extended Leaves of Absence
§ 354.095 Medical Leave
§ 354.096 Family Leave
§ 354.10 Funds Not Subject to Assignment or Process; Beneficiaries
§ 354.105 Payments Using Pretax Transfers
§ 354.35 Optional Accelerated Retirement Annuity Before Normal Retirement Age
§ 354.41 Teachers Retirement Association, Eligibility for Membership
§ 354.42 Contributions by Employer and Employee
§ 354.435 Additional Contributions by Special School District No. 1 and City of Minneapolis
§ 354.436 Direct State Aid On Behalf of the Former First Class City Teachers Retirement Fund Associations
§ 354.44 Retirement Benefits
§ 354.444 Return to Work Agreement
§ 354.445 No Annuity Reduction
§ 354.45 Optional Retirement Annuities; Unpaid Annuities, Disposition
§ 354.46 Payments After Death
§ 354.47 Payment After Death
§ 354.471 Account Termination; Restoration
§ 354.48 Permanent Disability Benefits
§ 354.49 Refund
§ 354.50 Termination of Service Credits
§ 354.51 Payments to Receive Credit for Prior Service; Shortages in Member Deductions
§ 354.512 Recovery of Deficiencies
§ 354.52 Reports
§ 354.53 Credit for Break in Service to Provide Uniformed Service
§ 354.543 Prior or Uncredited Military Service Credit Purchase
§ 354.55 Options to Certain Members
§ 354.64 Effect of Records
§ 354.66 Qualified Part-Time Teachers; Membership in Association
§ 354.69 Information Supplied by District
§ 354.70 Consolidation of Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association
§ 354.72 Authorized Leave of Absence and Strike Period Service Credit Purchase Procedure
§ 354.73 Retirement Coverage Related to the Former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association

Terms Used In Minnesota Statutes > Chapter 354

  • Accumulated deductions: means the total of the sums deducted from the salary of a member and the total amount of assessments paid by a member in lieu of such deductions, credited to the member's individual fund, less amounts paid to the member or any person in the member's behalf in the form of refundments, annuity payments or benefit payments and less any other amounts deducted pursuant to law. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Actuarial equivalent: means the condition of one annuity or benefit having an equal actuarial present value as another annuity or benefit, determined as of a given date with each actuarial present value based on the appropriate mortality table adopted by the board of trustees based on the experience of the association as recommended by the actuary retained under section 356. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Adult: means an individual 18 years of age or older. See Minnesota Statutes 645.451
  • Agency: means the responsible social services agency or a licensed child-placing agency. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Allowable service: means :

    (1) any service rendered by a teacher for any calendar month when the member receives salary from which deductions are made, deposited and credited in the fund;

    (2) any service rendered by a person for any calendar month where payments in lieu of salary deductions are made, deposited and credited into the fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes 1980, section 354. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177

  • Annual base salary: means :

    (1) for an independent school district or educational cooperative, the lowest full-time Bachelor of Arts (BA) base contract salary for the previous fiscal year for that employing unit;

    (2) for a charter school, the lowest starting annual salary for a full-time licensed teacher employed during the previous fiscal year for that employing unit; and

    (3) for a state agency or professional organization, the lowest starting annual salary for a full-time Teachers Retirement Association covered position for the previous fiscal year for that employing unit. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177

  • Annuity: means a retirement annuity, optional survivors annuity, or spouses annuity. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Approved actuary: means an actuary who meets the definition in section 356. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Association: means the combined membership of all teachers who qualify and participate in the retirement program provided for in this chapter. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Basic member: means any teacher not covered by any agreement or modification made between the state and the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Benefit: means an allowance paid or payable by the association to a surviving dependent spouse or a dependent child which is a fixed amount and also includes an allowance paid or payable by the association to a member or former member who is permanently and totally disabled. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • board: means the board of trustees of the Teachers Retirement Association. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Case plan: means any plan for the delivery of services to a child and parent or guardian, or, when reunification is not required, the child alone, that is developed according to the requirements of section 245. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Child: means an individual under 18 years of age. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Child abuse: means an act that involves a minor victim that constitutes a violation of section 609. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Child in need of protection or services: means a child who is in need of protection or services because the child:

    (1) is abandoned or without parent, guardian, or custodian;

    (2)(i) has been a victim of physical or sexual abuse as defined in section 626. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007

  • Child-placing agency: means anyone licensed under sections 245A. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • children: includes children by birth or adoption;

    (9) "day" comprises the time from midnight to the next midnight;

    (10) "fiscal year" means the year by or for which accounts are reckoned;

    (11) "hereafter" means a reference to the time after the time when the law containing such word takes effect;

    (12) "heretofore" means a reference to the time previous to the time when the law containing such word takes effect;

    (13) "judicial sale" means a sale conducted by an officer or person authorized for the purpose by some competent tribunal;

    (14) "minor" means an individual under the age of 18 years;

    (15) "money" means lawful money of the United States;

    (16) "night time" means the time from sunset to sunrise;

    (17) "non compos mentis" refers to an individual of unsound mind;

    (18) "notary" means a notary public;

    (19) "now" in any provision of a law referring to other laws in force, or to persons in office, or to any facts or circumstances as existing, relates to the laws in force, or to the persons in office, or to the facts or circumstances existing, respectively, on the effective date of such provision;

    (20) "verified" when used in reference to writings, means supported by oath or affirmation. See Minnesota Statutes 645.45

  • Compelling reasons: means an individualized determination by the responsible social services agency, which is approved by the court, related to a request by the agency not to initiate proceedings to terminate parental rights or transfer permanent legal and physical custody of a child to the child's relative or former noncustodial parent under section 260C. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Coordinated member: means any teacher covered by any agreement or modification made between the state and the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, making the provisions of the federal Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Act applicable to such member. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Court: means juvenile court unless otherwise specified in this section. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • court administrator: means the court administrator of the court in which the action or proceeding is pending, and "court administrator's office" means that court administrator's office. See Minnesota Statutes 645.44
  • Custodian: means any person who is under a legal obligation to provide care and support for a minor or who is in fact providing care and support for a minor. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Dependent child: means a biological or adopted child of a deceased member who has not reached the age of 18, or who is under age 22 and is a full-time student throughout the normal school year, unmarried and dependent for more than one-half of support upon the member. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Designated beneficiary: means the person, trust, or organization designated by a retiree or member to receive the benefits to which a beneficiary is entitled under this chapter. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Developmental disability: means developmental disability as defined in United States Code, title 42, section 6001(8). See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Domestic child abuse: means :

    (1) any physical injury to a minor family or household member inflicted by an adult family or household member other than by accidental means;

    (2) subjection of a minor family or household member by an adult family or household member to any act which constitutes a violation of sections 609. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007

  • Egregious harm: means the infliction of bodily harm to a child or neglect of a child which demonstrates a grossly inadequate ability to provide minimally adequate parental care. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Family or household members: means spouses, former spouses, parents and children, persons related by blood, and persons who are presently residing together or who have resided together in the past, and persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they have been married or have lived together at any time. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Former spouse: means a person who is no longer a spouse of a member due to dissolution of the marriage, legal separation, or annulment. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Formula program: means a retirement program which provides benefits based on certain percentages multiplied by the years of service and average salary of a member as described in section 354. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Formula service credit: means any allowable service credit as defined in subdivision 13 except:

    (1) any service rendered for which contributions were not made in full as determined by the ratio between the amounts of money credited to the teacher's account in a fiscal year and the retirement contribution payable for the fiscal year under sections 354. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177

  • Foster care: includes , but is not limited to, placement in foster family homes, foster homes of relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, residential facilities not excluded in this subdivision, child care institutions, and preadoptive homes. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • fund: means the teachers retirement fund referred to in this chapter. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Habitual truant: means a child under the age of 17 years who is absent from attendance at school without lawful excuse for seven school days per school year if the child is in elementary school or for one or more class periods on seven school days per school year if the child is in middle school, junior high school, or high school or a child who is 17 years of age who is absent from attendance at school without lawful excuse for one or more class periods on seven school days per school year and who has not lawfully withdrawn from school under section 120A. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Holiday: includes New Year's Day, January 1; Martin Luther King's Birthday, the third Monday in January; Washington's and Lincoln's Birthday, the third Monday in February; Memorial Day, the last Monday in May; Independence Day, July 4; Labor Day, the first Monday in September; Christopher Columbus Day, the second Monday in October; Veterans Day, November 11; Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November; and Christmas Day, December 25; provided, when New Year's Day, January 1; or Independence Day, July 4; or Veterans Day, November 11; or Christmas Day, December 25; falls on Sunday, the following day shall be a holiday and, provided, when New Year's Day, January 1; or Independence Day, July 4; or Veterans Day, November 11; or Christmas Day, December 25; falls on Saturday, the preceding day shall be a holiday. See Minnesota Statutes 645.44
  • Legal custody: means the right to the care, custody, and control of a child who has been taken from a parent by the court in accordance with the provisions of section 260C. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Majority: means with respect to an individual the period of time after the individual reaches the age of 18. See Minnesota Statutes 645.451
  • Member of the association: means every teacher who contributes to the teachers retirement fund as provided in this chapter who has not retired, or a teacher who exercises an option to elect coverage under another public pension plan enumerated in section 356. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Minor: means an individual under 18 years of age. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Minority: means with respect to an individual the period of time during which the individual is a minor. See Minnesota Statutes 645.451
  • Month: means a calendar month and "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed; and "year" is equivalent to the expression "year of our Lord. See Minnesota Statutes 645.44
  • Neglected and in foster care: means a child:

    (1) who has been placed in foster care by court order; and

    (2) whose parents' circumstances, condition, or conduct are such that the child cannot be returned to them; and

    (3) whose parents, despite the availability of needed rehabilitative services, have failed to make reasonable efforts to adjust their circumstances, condition or conduct, or have willfully failed to meet reasonable expectations with regard to visiting the child or providing financial support for the child. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007

  • Normal retirement age: means age 65 for a person who first became a member of the association or a member of a pension fund listed in section 356. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Oath: includes "affirmation" in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath; and in like cases "swear" includes "affirm" and "sworn" "affirmed. See Minnesota Statutes 645.44
  • Parent: means a person who has a legal parent and child relationship with a child which confers or imposes on the person legal rights, privileges, duties, and obligations consistent with sections 257. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Minnesota Statutes 645.44
  • Person: includes any individual, association, corporation, partnership, and the state or any of its political subdivisions, departments, or agencies. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Putative father: has the meaning given in section 259. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Relative: means a person related to the child by blood, marriage, or adoption; the legal parent, guardian, or custodian of the child's siblings; or an individual who is an important friend with whom the child has resided or had significant contact. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Responsible social services agency: means the county social services agency that has responsibility for public child welfare and child protection services and includes the provision of adoption services as an agent of the commissioner of human services. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Retirement: means the withdrawal of a member from active teaching service who is paid a retirement annuity thereafter and commences with the date designated by the retirement board when the retirement annuity first accrues to the former member after withdrawal from active teaching service and application for an annuity under section 354. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Retirement annuity: means the payments made by the association to a former member after retirement. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Runaway: means an unmarried child under the age of 18 years who is absent from the home of a parent or other lawful placement without the consent of the parent, guardian, or lawful custodian. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • salary: means the periodic compensation, upon which member contributions are required before deductions for deferred compensation, supplemental retirement plans, or other voluntary salary reduction programs. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • seal: includes an impression thereof upon the paper alone, as well as an impression on a wafer, wax, or other substance thereto attached. See Minnesota Statutes 645.44
  • Secure detention facility: means a physically restricting facility, including but not limited to a jail, a hospital, a state institution, a residential treatment center, or a detention home used for the temporary care of a child pending court action. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Shelter care facility: means a physically unrestricting facility, such as but not limited to, a hospital, a group home or a licensed facility for foster care, used for the temporary care of a child pending court action. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • Sibling: means one of two or more individuals who have one or both parents in common through blood, marriage, or adoption. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.007
  • state: extends to and includes the District of Columbia and the several territories. See Minnesota Statutes 645.44
  • Surviving spouse: means the spouse of a deceased member or a disabilitant who was legally married to the member at the time of death. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Tax: means any fee, charge, exaction, or assessment imposed by a governmental entity on an individual, person, entity, transaction, good, service, or other thing. See Minnesota Statutes 645.44
  • Teacher: means :

    (1) a person who renders service as a teacher, supervisor, principal, superintendent, librarian, nurse, counselor, social worker, therapist, or psychologist in:

    (i) a public school of the state other than in Independent School District No. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177

  • teaching: includes the service performed by any person coming within the definition of "teacher" as set forth in subdivision 2. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Termination of teaching service: means the withdrawal of a member from active teaching service by resignation or the termination of the member's teaching contract by the employer. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • Total and permanent disability: means the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to be of long continued and indefinite duration. See Minnesota Statutes 260C.177
  • verified: when used in reference to writings, means supported by oath or affirmation. See Minnesota Statutes 645.45