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22 Pa. Code § 201.2a. Definitions.

§ 201.2a. Definitions.

 (a)  In addition to the definitions in 1 Pa. Code §  31.3 (relating to definitions), as used in this chapter, the following words and terms have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Adjudicatory benefit appeal—An appeal from the ESRC to the Board in which a formal hearing is requested and in which an adjudication of the Board is issued under 2 Pa.C.S. § §  501—508 and 701—704 (relating to Administrative Agency Law) and 1 Pa. Code Part II (relating to General Rules of Administrative Practice and Procedure).

   Board—The Public School Employees’ Retirement Board.

   Claimant—An individual who, or entity that, has requested an adjudicatory benefit appeal.

   Executive Director—The appointed executive director of the System. The Executive Director of the System is also the Secretary of the Board.

   ESRC—The Executive Staff Review Committee, which consists of the Executive Director and additional senior staff members as appointed by the Executive Director.

   Hearing examiner—A presiding officer appointed to hear an adjudicatory benefit appeal in accordance with 1 Pa. Code §  35.185 (relating to designation of presiding officers).

   Nonadjudicatory benefit appeal—An appeal to the ESRC, which is resolved without conducting a hearing or issuing an adjudication.

   Party—An individual or entity participating in an adjudicatory benefit appeal, including an intervenor and any person or entity joined to the appeal.

   Retirement Code—The Public School Employees’ Retirement Code (24 Pa.C.S. § §  8101—8535).

   Secretary of the Board—The appointed Secretary of the Board as provided in the Retirement Code. The Secretary of the Board is also the Executive Director of the System.

   Subordinate officer

     (i)   An officer or employee of the System.

     (ii)   The term does not include the Executive Director, Secretary of the Board or the Board.

   System—The Public School Employees’ Retirement System.

 (b)  This section supplements 1 Pa. Code §  31.3; the definition of ‘‘subordinate officer’’ supersedes the definition in 1 Pa. Code §  31.3.

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