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Reemployment After Retirement

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Some members use retirement to begin a second career, and others return to work for financial reasons. Retirees should be aware of the requirements, and potential consequences, of accepting employment with any employer participating in any of the systems operated by KPPA.

The member's retirement benefits will be voided, and the member will be required to repay all retirement allowances, dependent child payments, and health plan premiums paid by KPPA if:

  • The member and employer do not submit the required forms.
  • The member fails to observe the proper break in service.
  • The member reemploys​ after retirement under a prearranged agreement.

Please refer to our Reemployment after Retirement Handbook for complete information about Kentucky Revised Statutes 61.637 and 78.5540, the employment after retirement laws.

Administrative Hearings

If you disagree with a decision regarding your reemployment status, you have the option to appeal. For more information about administrative hearings, visit our Administrative Hearings page​.


Members have four options for submitting the required documents or requesting information about their specific reemployment situation:

  1. Email: Use the KPPA Secure Email Portal and send an email to RETIRED.REEMPLOYED@KYRET.KY.GOV. Refer to our Secure Email Portal User Manual for more information.​
  2. Self Service: Use the documents feature in Self Service at MYRETIREMENT.KY.GOV​ to upload documents and forms.
  3. Mail: 1260 Louisville Road, Frankfort, KY 40601
  4. Fax: (502) 696-8822

Participating Employers

Please refer to the Employers section of our website to determine monthly reporting obligations for retired members reemploying within 12 months of retirement. Read More

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