Thinking about taking another job with a participating agency after you retire? Make sure you know the laws and paperwork needed for a successful and legal transition to a new job.
On March 31, 2020, Governor Beshear issued
Executive Order 2020-265 suspending statutes and regulations restricting participating employers from reemploying retired members in the specific positions identified in the order. On April 2, 2020, Governor Beshear issued
Executive Order 2020-266, expanding the scope of positions covered to include all positions under city, county, and state government that are necessary to address the State of Emergency.
Pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 150, the retired reemployed orders (2020-265 and 2020-266) ceased to be effective on March 21, 2022. Employers that did not submit all required documentation pertaining to the hiring of a retired member under these Executive Orders now have until Wednesday, April 20, 2022 to submit the required documentation. For information about what documentation employers may need to provide, please review the FAQ on Executive Orders 2020-265 and 2020-266.
If you are reemploying in a position that is not in response to the Covid-19 State of Emergency, you and your potential employer must continue to adhere to current laws and regulations. Learn more about the process by visiting our Reemployment After Retirement page.
Things to know:
- Prior to Retirement the member must certify on the
Form 6000, Notification of Retirement that no prearranged agreement exists prior to retirement.
- If a retired member seeks employment with a participating employer
within 12 months of their effective retirement date, both the member and participating employer must notify KPPA by submitting the necessary forms.
After 12 months of retirement neither a member nor a participating employer are required to notify, seek a final determination from, or submit forms to KPPA related to any employment or work as an independent contractor, leased employee, or volunteer, accepted 12 months after the member's effective retirement date.
Separation from Service:
There must be a
Bona Fide Separation from Service (no prearranged agreement, written or verbal, to return to work to their participating employer)
Non-Hazardous must observe a 3 calendar month break in service from their effective retirement date, before returning to work with a participating employer
Hazardous must observe a 1 calendar month break in service from their effective retirement date, before returning to work in a regular, full-time hazardous position with a participating employer.
Submit your paperwork to our KPPA Legal Department:
Failure to comply with
Kentucky Revised Statutes 61.637 and 78.5540 upon reemployment with a participating agency will void the member's retirement and will require repayment of all benefits.