SL 40001.410: Original Section 218 Agreement
Effective Dates: 11/25/2016 - Present BASIC (12-03) SL 40001.410 Original Agreement A. CONTENT The Section 218 Agreement is a legal document, which incorporates the provisions, definitions, and conditions for coverage under the agreement and as defined under Federal and State laws. It provides the authority for covering employees of the State and its political entities. It also provides the authority for adopting optional exclusions to the extent permitted by Federal and State laws. Provisions that apply on a statewide basis may be included in the original agreement (or a later modification). The agreement includes a statement that the State will comply with SSA regulations for administering the agreement. It establishes the framework for the continuing relationship between the State and SSA. If the State wishes to cover the services of individuals who are ineligible for membership in a retirement system only for the period in which they are ineligible, the agreement must so specify. The agreement must specify the date on which it will be effective. In addition to specifying the effective date of the agreement, the agreement may provide different effective dates for different political subdivisions and coverage groups listed in the appendices. B. APPENDIX The original agreement should have an appendix that identifies the political subdivisions or coverage groups being covered, and the extent of the coverage, i.e., effective date of coverage and optional exclusions. Where absolute coverage groups are included, the appendix shows whether all or only certain designated groups are included. At least one political subdivision or coverage group must be appended to an agreement. C. PREPARING AN ORIGINAL AGREEMENT Since all States have entered into original agreements, the following applies to interstate instrumentalities. The interstate instrumentality should submit two original modifications with the wet signature(s) of the designated official(s) to the PSSO. If the instrumentality wants more than one signed copy, it should provide the extra copies. One executed copy will be returned to the instrumentality. The other original copy is retained by the RO. (The interstate instrumentality may submit a draft of the original agreement to the PSSO for preliminary review.) D. PSSO-RO REVIEW OF ORIGINAL AGREEMENT The PSSO reviews the agreement to confirm that the designated official has signature authority; the instrumentality is not already covered under Section 218, and there is supporting documentation concerning the legal status of the instrumentality. After review, the PSSO sends the agreement and documentation to the RO for legal clearance and execution. (PSSO should maintain a photocopy for the pending file.) The agreement is executed by the Regional Commissioner or the Deputy Regional Commissioner on behalf of the Commissioner of Social Security.
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