National Association of State Retirement Administrators

Balancing Objectives in Public Employee Post-Retirement Employment Policies: Reassessing Barriers to Continued Work


Depending on applicable state law or the policies of a particular public retirement system, returning to work with a government agency after retirement can either be permissive or restrictive and may further depend on the characteristics of individual employers and retirees.

This report presents a review of related research in the field; describes findings from data collected on the post-retirement employment policies of large retirement systems across the United States, and provides case studies on three pension systems that have taken varying approaches to the re-employment question as it affects their stakeholders

Date published

November 2018


Keith Brainard, Research Director
Alex Brown, Research Manager

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