Safety Members Must Wait 90 Days Before Returning to Work After Retirement


In order to comply with IRS regulations, ACERA will be requiring that safety members wait at least 90 calendar days after retiring from ACERA before returning to work for any ACERA Participating Employer. This requirement will take effect June 1, 2014, which means that any member who wishes to retire prior to this commencement of this requirement will have to return to work on or before May 31, 2014.

General members are already required to wait at least 180 calendar days under California’s Public Employees Pension Reform Act which took effect January 1, 2013.

Returning to work through a temporary agency does not eliminate these requirements. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors may allow exceptions to these rules in specific emergency situations (e.g., State of war emergency, conditions of disaster or extreme peril to the safety of others)

See ACERA’s website for other considerations for Working After Retirement.