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Employer Announcement #80

Use of DTL1 status code 11 to report OPSRP retirees
DTL1 status code 11 should be used to report OPSRP retirees returning to “non-qualifying” positions as
retirees.  OPSRP retirees in “non-qualifying” positions may work a maximum of 599 hours with one
or
more PERS employers in any calendar year.
 
Only OPSRP retirees hired into “non-qualifying” positions are able to work after retirement and continue
in retiree status, and only for 599 hours/calendar year, which may include combined service for multiple
PERS employers.  OPSRP retirees hired into “qualifying” (active service) positions re-establish active
membership at the date of hire as a retiree, canceling their retirement.
 
An employer hiring an OPSRP retiree into a “non-qualifying” position could have the retiree begin work in
the “non-qualifying” position immediately after the retiree’s first-of-the-month retirement date and begin
submitting DTL2-07 wage records. Both DTL1-11 and DTL2-07 records will suspend until the individual’s
status changes from active service to retiree.
 
If the records suspend upon submission, employers should wait 90 days from the date of submission,
or until confirming the OSPRP retiree has received their first benefit check, before “re-saving”
those suspended records.  Under no circumstances should employers use DTL1 status code 15 to
report an OPSRP retiree returning to a “non-qualifying” position as a retiree unless specifically
instructed by PERS staff.