I can't speak for DMR or DPH but I do know for a fact that within the past three years DMH CPO's who have tried to retire with Group 2 have been denied by the Retirement Board (and lost the subsequent appeals)because we do not spend 50% of our shift providing direct care.BHCCPD said:If you work for DMH, DPH, DMR you can get up graded to group 2 when you retire because they work with the mentally ill which can bump you up an extra group.
Good Find Mopar6972;mopar6972 said:found it... House bill 604.
ACT PLACING STATE COLLEGE POLICE IN GROUP 2.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Paragraph (g) of subdivision (2) of section 3 of chapter 32 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out Group 2, as amended by section 443 of chapter 194 of the acts of 1998 and inserting in place thereof the following Group:-
Group 2. Public works building police; permanent watershed guards and permanent park police; University of Massachusetts police; state college police appointed under the provisions of section 18 of chapter 73; employees of the Massachusetts Port Authority, comprising guards, guard sergeants, head guard and chief of waterfront police; officials and employees of the department of public safety having police powers; employees of a municipal department who are employed as fire or police signal operators or signal maintenance repairmen; ambulance attendants of a municipal department who are required to respond to fires and perform duties assigned to them; employees of a city or town who are employed as licensed electricians and elevator maintenance men employed by a county; employees of Cushing hospital; employees of the trial court of the commonwealth who hold the position of chief probation officer, assistant chief probation officer, probation officer in charge or probation officer, chief court officer, assistant chief court officer or court officer, officers and employees of the general court having police powers; employees of the commonwealth or of any county, regardless of any official classification, except the sheriff, superintendent, deputy superintendent, assistant deputy superintendent and correction officers of county correctional facilities, whose regular and major duties require them to have the care, custody, instruction or other supervision of prisoners; and employees of the commonwealth or of any county whose regular and major duties require them to have the care, custody, instruction or other supervision of parolees or persons who are mentally ill or mentally defective or defective delinquents or wayward children and employees of Cushing hospital; provided, that no member who attains age sixty-five while classified in Group 1 may thereafter be classified in Group 2, irrespective of change of employment.