Non-Eligible Positions

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Non-Eligible Contributions

Certain employees may receive pay from the county but not be eligible for CERF if they are covered under a separate retirement program established by the State of Missouri. The following positions are not eligible.

Circuit Clerks

The Circuit Clerk or any Deputy Circuit Clerks who are members of MOSERS. However, Deputy Circuit Clerks who do not participate in MOSERS and work at least 1,000 hours per year for the county are eligible.

Court Employees

Employees who are hired, fired, or whose work and responsibilities are controlled by a Circuit Judge or Associate Circuit Judge. However, employees who are hired and/or fired by the county and are directly compensated from county funds are eligible.

Election Employees

Directors and employees of independent election boards.

Extension Employees

Missouri law states that extension employees are employed by the University, which is a political subdivision of the State of Missouri. State employees are not eligible.

Juvenile Employees

Missouri courts have consistently ruled that Juvenile employees are employees of the Circuit Court. Additionally, HB 971, effective August 28, 1998, states that Juvenile employees are not eligible for CERF.

Nurses/County Health

Employees of a health unit established pursuant to Chapter 205, RSMo. However, Nurses who are controlled by the County Commission, rather than a Chapter 205 unit, are eligible.

Prosecuting Attorneys

Section 50.1000(8), RSMo 1994, provides that Prosecuting Attorneys are not eligible because they are members of a separate retirement system. However, other employees of the Prosecuting Attorney�s office are eligible.

Sheriff

Section 50.1000(8), RSMo 1994, provides that Sheriffs are not eligible because they are members of a separate retirement system. However, other employees of the Sheriff�s department are eligible.

911/Emergency Management

911 and Emergency Management employees who are controlled by an independent board. However, 911 and Emergency Management employees who are hired and/or fired directly by the County Commission are eligible.

In addition, employees of counties that are statutorily excluded from the County Employees� Retirement Fund are not eligible for this plan.