Returning retirees

Policies and process for rehiring retired UC employees

Effective January 1, 2009, a new Policy on Reemployment of UC Retired Employees into Senior Management Group and Staff Positions was implemented. The policy governs the reemployment of all former UC employees (Senior Management Group (SMG) members, staff personnel, and academic appointees) who have separated from University employment and elected monthly retirement income or a lump sum cashout from the University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP), and who are rehired into SMG or staff positions.

And though these guidelines are also applicable to the reemployment of retired employees with underlying faculty appointments who are rehired into SMG or staff positions, they do not modify, amend, or suspend any rights or privileges connected with the underlying faculty appointments.

Retirees who were hired on or before December 31, 2008 and have subsequently continued employment will continue under the former policy Guidelines for Rehire of UC Retirees until their appointments end or there is a change in their current appointment.

Additional details including Frequently Asked Questions may be found on UCnet.

New process

Please take the following steps to request initial hire of a retiree (including those that took a lump sum cashout) or to request extensions or exceptions of current rehired retirees:

Please note, retirees rehired prior to January 1, 2009, including employees that took a lump sum cash out (LSC), that currently do not have an appointment end date will be allowed to stay in their position until their current appointment ends or until there is a change in their current appointment -- no action required at this time.

All rehired retirees whose appointment ends and wish to be rehired will fall under the new policy and be required to follow the process above.