The following time shall be included in the computation of the service to be credited to a member of the fire department for the purposes of determining whether such member qualified for retirement and calculating benefits, excluding, however, any time, the contributions for which were withdrawn by said member upon termination of his or her service while he or she was a member under any other Charter section, and not redeposited upon re-entry into service:
Time during and for which said member is entitled to receive compensation because of services as a member of the police or fire department.
Time prior to January 1, 2003, during which said member was entitled to receive compensation while a member of the police or fire department under any other section of the Charter, provided that accumulated contributions on account of such service previously refunded are redeposited with interest from the date of refund to the date of redeposit, at times and in the manner fixed by the retirement board; and solely for the purpose of determining qualification for retirement under Section A8.598-3 for disability not resulting from injury received in or illness caused by performance of duty, time during which said member serves and receives compensation because of services rendered in other offices and departments.
Time during which said member earned compensation as a paramedic with the fire department or department of public health, provided that the accumulated contributions on account of such service are transferred to his or her Section A8.598 account or, if previously refunded, are redeposited with interest from the date of refund to the date of redeposit, at times and in the manner fixed by the retirement board. The retirement board shall require that said member execute a waiver so that any paramedic service covered by Section A8.598 is not also covered by other pension provisions in this Charter. Members of the fire department on January 1, 2003, who are members of the Retirement System under Section A8.598, shall execute and file said waiver on or before June 30, 2003. Persons who become members of the fire department, as defined in Section A8.598-1, after January 1, 2003, shall execute and file said waiver within 90 days after their effective date of membership. Failure to file a timely waiver shall bar any application to have such paramedic service treated as safety service under this subsection.
Time during which said member is absent from a status included in Subsection (a) next preceding, by reason of service in the armed forces of the United States of America, or by reason of any other service included in Sections A8.520 and A8.521 of the Charter, during any war in which the United States was or shall be engaged or during other national emergency, and for which said member contributed or contributes to the Retirement System or for which the City and County contributed or contributes on his or her account.
Time during which said member was on Unpaid Parental Leave pursuant to Charter Section A8.523, and for which said member has purchased service credit in the Retirement System.
(Added November 2002; Amended by Proposition G, 11/4/2008)