Working After You Retire
This summary highlights the rules regarding returning to work as a retiree to any employer. It outlines whether or not the work you choose to do will have any effect on your public school pension.
For more information, you can review the full law here.
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What Every Retiree Needs To Know Before Returning To Work
If you are returning to work, these are things you need to know before you begin working:
Because of the nature of a disability pension, you must gain approval from ORS before you return to work for any employer. Write a letter to ORS before you resume working. The letter should include:
- Job description
- Complete information regarding the type of work you'll be doing, and
- The name of your potential employer
- A private sector job outside of a Michigan public school reporting unit
- A private or parochial school in Michigan
- A public school in another state
- A public college or university in Michigan that's not a part of the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System
You can earn as much as you can in these situations and still collect your full pension.
Michigan public school reporting units include:
- K-12 public school districts
- Charter schools/Public School Academies*
- Intermediate school districts
- Some public libraries and museums
- Tax supported community colleges
- Central, Eastern, Northern, and Western Michigan Universities, Ferris State and Lake Superior State Universities, and Michigan Technological University
*Charter/Public School Academies are considered reporting units even if they don't participate with the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System.