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Employing PERS Retirees
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ORS 238.078 and 238.082 are the primary statutes that control re-employment of PERS retirees. 
 
Go to Working After Retirement for additional information.
 
 
Employing PERS Retirees as Permanent Employees
 
It is permissible to hire a PERS retiree into a state position. In fact, retirees are often a wealth of information and experience. However, the employee’s choice of retirement plan will make a difference when the retiree can return to state service and for how many hours. The retiree is responsible for knowing what is allowable under their individual retirement plan and to track their hours worked so they do not exceed the maximum hours allowed per year.
 
Employing PERS Retirees as Limited Duration (LD) Employees
 
Hiring a PERS retiree into a limited duration appointment follows the same procedure as for hiring non-retirees into limited duration appointments.  The retiree is not eligible for PERS contributions and is not eligible for restoration of sick leave.  Use the Limited Duration Agreement Template, making modifications to fit the employee's individual employment circumstance.
 
Employing PERS Retirees as Temporary Employees
 
Each retiree has a retirement plan that dictates the number of hours the retiree may work in a year. A retiree’s hours are also affected by the geographic location and type of work the retiree will perform. However, statutory language governing temporary employees says that a temporary employee cannot work for more than six (6) months or 1040 hours in a one year time period. The PERS retiree cannot exceed the total number of hours the retiree is allowed to work in a calendar year by their retirement plan nor can the PERS retiree exceed the number of hours set by the statute governing temporary employment.
 
PPDB NOTE: When an employee retires and returns to work in some capacity in the same pay period following retirement, contact the PPDB Group for guidance before inputting the retiree into the PPDB system. 
 
See the following:
Employing Temporary Employees
Limited Duration Employees