Working for PSRS-Covered Community College

All part-time or temporary-substitute work performed by all PSRS retirees who work for public two-year (community) colleges is subject to the following limits, regardless of position:

  • You can work a maximum of 550 hours each school year (July 1 - June 30)
  • Within the 550-hours, you can earn up to 50% of the annual compensation payable under the employer’s salary schedule for the position or positions, given your level of work experience and education.

If you retire in a month other than July, the 550-hour and 50% salary limits are pro-rated (lower) during the first school year after retirement. You will receive a letter containing your personal limits when you return to work as a retiree.

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

Post-Retirement Work Limits for Work at Community Colleges
550-Hour Limit50% Salary Limit

All part-time and temporary-substitute work performed by PSRS retirees at covered community colleges is subject to a limit of 550 hours per school year. In addition, any certificated employment with PSRS-covered K-12 employers (and third-party providers) also counts toward the 550-hour limit, including

hours that you volunteer while working in a paid, certificated position for the same employer with duties that are not significantly different

This limit is determined by your employer and based on the annual compensation payable under the employer’s salary schedule for the position or positions, given your level of work experience and education.

 

In addition to work at community colleges, any salary earned while working in certificated employment with PSRS-covered K-12 employers (and third-party providers) also counts toward the 50% salary limit.

  • If you fill more than one position, the 50% salary limit is based on the annual salary of the highest paid position in which you work for at least 20% of your total hours during the year.
  • Insurance benefits paid for you by your employer, payouts for unused leave, and any other payments or incentives are included in salary and count toward the salary limit.

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