Returning to Work After Retirement
What You Need to Know
As a retiree, you can work in private employment and your benefits administered by ETF (retirement and health/life insurance) will not be affected.
Employment with Any WRS Employer After Retirement
To be eligible for your retirement benefit, if your new WRS employment is in a position that meets WRS participation standards, your employment cannot begin until the latest of the following dates:
Day after your annuity effective date
31st day after the date your WRS employment terminated
31st day after the date ETF receives your retirement benefit application
Your annuity or lump sum benefit will be cancelled if your return to WRS-eligible employment occurs before this required break in service.
Note: If your WRS employer is the same employer from whom you terminated employment before your annuity began, the 30-day break in service requirement applies even if your new employment does not meet WRS participation standards.