SL 30001.315 Absolute Coverage Group (Section 218(b)(5))
An absolute coverage group includes all positions not under the retirement system either:
Under certain circumstances, ineligibles (persons in positions under a retirement system but personally disqualified from membership) may be covered as part of the absolute coverage group. See SL 30001.340 for a discussion of retirement system ineligibles.
The absolute coverage group does not include positions mandatorily or optionally excluded from coverage under a Section 218 agreement.
The State does not need the consent of the affected employees to establish an absolute coverage group.
Once an absolute coverage group obtains coverage by a Section 218 Agreement or modification, the absolute coverage positions remain covered even if they later are brought under a retirement system.