2.1 General Participation Rules

These participation rules apply to your service after June 30, 2001. See the Appendices for participation rules before that date.

You become a Participant the next month after you receive credit for 250 Contributory Hours within one Plan Year. The Plan Year is July 1 through June 30.


In April 2012, Jack worked 150 hours in Covered Employment and then in May 2012, Jack worked another 100 Contributory Hours.

Jack became a Participant on June 1, 2012, the first day of the month following the month he completes his 250th hour because he worked a total of 250 hours in one Plan Year.

You continue as a Participant by working at least 250 Contributory Hours each Plan Year. If you do not satisfy this requirement, you cease to be a Participant unless you are vested.


Retirement and related ben­efits for participants.