Limit on Hours Worked

You can work on a part-time basis or as a temporary-substitute for a PEERS-covered employer in any position for a maximum of 550 hours each school year (July 1 - June 30).

The 550-hour limit is a full-school-year limit. If you retire in a month other than July, the 550-hour limit is pro-rated (lower) during the first school year after retirement. You will receive a letter containing your personal limit when you return to work as a retiree.

As long as you do not exceed the hourly limit and do not become a full-time, regular employee, you will continue to receive your PEERS benefits.

550-Hour Limit
  • You can work a combined maximum of 550 hours part-time or as a temporary-substitute each school year (July 1 - June 30).
  • If you retire in any month other than July, the 550-hour limit on your work during that first school year is pro-rated (lower).
  • All employment with PEERS-covered employers counts toward your limit.
  • Hours that you volunteer while also working for the same employer in a paid position that is subject to limits on hours will count toward your hours limit if the duties performed while volunteering and working are not substantially different.
  • The hours you work or volunteer as part of a retirement incentive count toward the 550-hour limit.
  • If your post-retirement work includes time teaching at a PEERS-covered public two-year college, you must convert the credit hours you teach to clock hours in order to track your progress against this limit. The simple conversion is one credit hour equals 30 clock hours. You will receive more information on the conversion formula when you return to work, along with other information on how to track your hours.