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Post-Retirement Employment


Post-Retirement Employment

Once you retire and begin receiving a SamCERA benefit, there are rules which govern your ability to return to work with a SamCERA covered employer (San Mateo County, San Mateo County Courts, or San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District). 


Rules for Returning to Work

Regardless of your age at retirement, general employees who retire won’t be eligible to return to work as extra help or under a contract for a SamCERA employer for a period of 180 days following retirement, except under special circumstances.

Safety employees cannot return to work within 90 days of retirement if they retire at an age younger than 53, except under special circumstances.

Additionally, the Government Code limits retirees to 960 hours of post retirement service per fiscal year.

Your retirement application has more details, so make sure to read it carefully and understand your options.