Post-Retirement Employment Policy Discussion Draft
At its meeting on March 20, 2019, the SCERS Board directed Staff to distribute a discussion draft of the Post-Retirement Employment Policy to stakeholders for comment and to bring the policy back to the Board for final approval at a future meeting.
This policy is intended to clarify the employer’s role and SCERS’ role regarding retired annuitants. While the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) tasked retirement boards with the ultimate enforcement of return-to-work rules, this policy emphasizes the employer’s responsibility to determine the appropriateness of using retired annuitants to meet staffing needs. In drafting the policy revisions, Staff sought to balance transparency and oversight with workforce flexibility.