4A:6-3.4 SCOR procedures: State service
(a) An employee may file an application form DPF-279, within one year of the effective date of retirement, requesting supplemental compensation after receiving a copy of the official notice of retirement approval issued by the appropriate pension board or authority.
(b) The appointing authority shall not process the SCOR application form until it has received the employer's copy of the notice of the retirement approval. If the appointing authority has not received the employer's copy of the notice of retirement approval, it shall, within 45 days after receipt of the employee's application form DPF-279, notify the employee accordingly.
(c) After receipt of the notice of retirement approval and SCOR application, the appointing authority shall forward to Civil Service Commission within 45 days:
- A personnel action request certifying the number of days of earned and unused accumulated sick leave and the amount of SCOR to be paid;
- A copy of the notice of retirement approval; and
- Completed application form DPF-279.
(d) The Chairperson or designee shall review the request to ensure that eligibility criteria as set forth in N.J.A.C. 4A:6-3.1 have been met.
- If eligibility criteria have been met, the request shall be approved.
- If eligibility criteria have not been met, the request shall be disapproved and the employee shall be provided written notice of the reasons for disapproval and the right to appeal to the Civil Service Commission.
(e) Following approval of the SCOR application, payment shall be made by the appointing authority in accordance with established payroll procedures. The appointing authority shall be responsible for withholding payment should the employee cancel the retirement.
(f) In the event of an employee's death after the effective date of retirement but before payment of SCOR is made, payment shall be made to the employee's estate.
(g) Payment of SCOR shall in no way affect any pension or retirement benefits for which a retired employee is eligible under any other program.
4A:6-3.5 SCOR: Intergovernmental transfers
(a) If an employee receives an intergovernmental transfer pursuant to N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.1A, sick leave carried to the receiving jurisdiction, where applicable, shall be included in the computation of any SCOR payments made by the receiving jurisdiction.
- The SCOR payment of a retiring employee shall be made in accordance with the receiving jurisdiction's policy (for example, in State service, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 4A:6-3.3).
(b) If an employee later returns to the sending jurisdiction, the employee shall have sick leave computed for SCOR purposes based on sick leave accumulated, where applicable, before and after the return.
(c) The sending jurisdiction shall not pay SCOR to any law enforcement officer, including a sheriff's officer and a county correction officer, approved for an intergovernmental transfer, and shall certify to the receiving jurisdiction and the Civil Service Commission that no SCOR was paid.