Considerations when returning to work after retirement, notification requirements, and exception
Working after Retirement
The pension, other than a disability pension, of a member who retires and later returns to work in a position covered by the Employees Retirement System will be suspended until termination of employment. It is the retiree’s responsibility to promptly notify the Retirement System prior to employment.
A retiree who continues to work or returns to work for a System Employer after retirement (whether in a covered or non-covered position) will have his/her benefits suspended, unless he/she was at least age 62 at date of retirement or the retiree has been separated from service for at least three (3) months.
The pension, other than a disability pension, of a member who retires and is subsequently elected to a City Office will continue without interruption.
The pension of a member who retires with a disability benefit and later returns to work in any capacity, whether public or private employment, will be immediately terminated. Future benefits will be based on early or normal service retirement and may not be immediately payable, depending on age and years of service.
It is the retiree’s responsibility to notify the Retirement System prior to any type of employment.
Employment is permissible after age 65, subject to the provisions set forth above.