No, there is no exceptions to the rolling limit during COVID-19 response. The 1,508-hour rolling limit still applies to retirees working part-time for the City of Austin after retirement. Whether you’re seeking to assist the City in the ongoing crisis, return to full-time work or volunteer, here are a few options to consider.
Contact the City of Austin
Only the City of Austin can decide on the re-employment status of a retiree, so it is best to contact your supervisor or HR department liaison first to determine if you are eligible to help.
Returning to Work Full Time
If you return to full-time work, your current pension benefits would be suspended until your full-time service ends. You can reapply for retirement to resume your benefits when your full-time service concludes. At that point, COAERS would recalculate your retirement benefit. Your benefit will never decrease, however, there is a chance you could enhance your benefit depending on your additional Service Credit earned.
Volunteer in the Community
There are no prohibitions to volunteering your time with the City of Austin, local organizations or services. Contact your supervisor for more information.