Rules Changes For Transfer Forms
On September 9, 2009, the Georgia Firefighters’ Pension Fund’s Rules and Regulations were updated. Rule §513-7-1-.06, Duty to Report Changes in Employment Status, was amended. A change in employment (transfer) should be reported within thirty days of the transfer. Employment records may be difficult to trace, especially if a department does not maintain supporting documentation. Therefore, please take note, thirty days after the move, creditable service is no longer earned until the transfer form is submitted, even if it is years later.
Beginning January 1, 2010, GFPF will be closely monitoring all Transfer Forms submitted and processed accordingly as the amended rules states. Make sure you pay attention to dates.