Reemployment After Retirement
When you retire and begin receiving retirement benefits, your intention should be to permanently retire from employment with the State or participating governmental employer*. Under no circumstances should your decision to retire be conditioned upon an offer of reemployment, and in fact, no offers of reemployment should be discussed by you and your employer prior to your retirement. Such a pre-existing reemployment agreement would signify that there was no intention on your part to retire.
However, if after your retirement you consider reemployment with an employer that participates in the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (SRPS), you need to be aware of two important issues. The first issue deals with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requirements regarding reemployment, while the second issue deals with Maryland retirement law regarding reemployment.