144. An employee may be credited with the years and parts of a year of service during which the employee was a member of the staff of a minister or of a person referred to in section 124.1 of the Act respecting the National Assembly (chapter A-23.1), provided the employee has not otherwise been credited with such years and parts of a year or has not received a refund of the contributions in respect thereof.
The employee must, to be credited with all or part of such service, pay to the Commission an amount equal to the contribution that the employee should have paid before 1 January 1997 under the Government and Public Employees Retirement Plan or that the employee would have paid after 31 December 1996 under the said plan in respect of non-unionizable employees or under this plan. The amount bears interest, compounded annually, at the rates determined for each period by this Act. The interest runs from the midpoint of each year to the date on which the redemption proposal is made by the Commission. Where only part of the employee’s service is credited, the most recent service is credited first.
The amount established pursuant to the second paragraph is payable in cash or by instalments spread over the period and payable at the intervals determined by the Commission. If paid by instalments, the amount bears interest, compounded annually, at the rate provided for in Schedule VIII in force on the date of receipt of the application, computed from the date on which the redemption proposal expires.
2001, c. 31, s. 144; 2002, c. 30, s. 144.