Maine Revised Statutes

§4430. Employees

1. Employees.  The board of directors of the Maine Port Authority may hire employees as the board considers necessary to fulfill its purposes. The board may also contract for the services of assistants, attorneys, experts, inspectors and consultants as the board considers necessary or desirable for its purposes.
[ 2007, c. 134, §5 (NEW) .]
2.  Retirement.   Employees of the Maine Port Authority are subject to the state retirement system provisions of Title 5, Part 20 and the state employee health insurance program under Title 5, chapter 13, subchapter 2.
The retirement accounts of state employees transferred to the authority in its capacity as an independent agency must remain in the state regular plan. New employees of the authority shall also become members of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System under the state regular plan. The authority shall make employer retirement plan contributions at the state regular plan rate. Employee retirement plan contributions are at the state regular plan rate.
Authority employees are entitled to receive the same retirement health benefits as state employees.
[ 2007, c. 58, §3 (REV); 2007, c. 134, §5 (NEW) .]
3.  Fringe benefits.  The accrued fringe benefits of state employees transferred to the Maine Port Authority in its capacity as an independent agency, including vacation and sick leave, health and life insurance and retirement, remain with the transferred employee.
[ 2007, c. 134, §5 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 58, §3 (REV). 2007, c. 134, §5 (NEW).