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Retirees Returning to Covered Employment

Retirees who return to covered employment will be rehired under the currently applicable retirement plan for that position.

Upon employment in a covered position, the retiree's benefits must stop effective with the date of the new position.

Counsel Employees About "Un-Retirement"

Counsel employees about the possible impact on a subsequent retirement benefit should they "un-retire" (retire and then return to covered employment). Upon subsequent retirement, the benefit calculation will include the additional service credit earned upon reemployment as well as any increase in average final compensation. In many cases, that will result in a higher subsequent benefit than the previous retirement benefit. However, depending on their circumstances, the next benefit may actually be less.

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Subsequent Retirement After Disability Retirement

Retirees on disability who return to covered employment will retire under service retirement when they retire again. The period of time they were retired on disability will be including in the calculation of their service retirement benefit. If a former disability retiree wishes to retire on disability again, he or she must reapply by submitting all required disability retirement forms and documents. The application will be evaluated under the medical review process based on the duties the new position.

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