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Benefit Replacement Pay (BRP) Leveling Election Form 1 (Sample)

TO: Agency Employees
DATE: Nov. ___, 20XX
SUBJECT: Benefit Replacement Pay (BRP) Leveling

Employees who are eligible for BRP must decide whether or not the BRP amount due to them is to be leveled throughout the calendar year. Your choice for this year does not decide your election for the next year.

If you decide to level your BRP for the calendar year, your net salary will remain approximately the same throughout the calendar year. You are only entitled to receive BRP compensation for periods worked. If you terminate or go on leave without pay during the year, your BRP may be affected. For example:

Annual Salary Termination Date Year-to-Date
FICA Wages at Termination
$27,000 7/31/XX $18,000
(ERS) Maximum Annual BRP: $1,026.86 (85.58 x 11 months + $85.48 x 1 month)
BRP – Leveled: $684.64 ($85.58 x 8 leveled monthly payments)
Difference: $342.22 (amount unpaid)

If you choose NOT to level, you will receive a higher BRP payment for the first several months of the calendar year. Once you reach $16,500 in FICA wages, BRP will cease for the remainder of the calendar year.

All employees must complete and return the attached form to the Payroll Office by Dec. ___, 20XX. If the form is not received, your BRP will NOT be leveled for the calendar year. The option to level takes effect at the beginning of each calendar year and may not be changed during the year.

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