Changes in Re-employment Opportunities for Certain TMRS Retirees Effective Sept. 1

The City of San Antonio’s Interim Human Resources Director, Renee Frieda, recently shared this information with the RECOSA Board and asked us to pass it on to our members. The City, like most employers right now, is in need of high quality applicants such as our retirees!

On May 28, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 1105 into law, which changes reemployment opportunities for certain TMRS retirees. Beginning September 1, 2021, TMRS retirees will be able to return to work at the city from which they retired after a one-year break in service without having to forfeit their retirement benefit. Also, retirees who have already returned to work for the city from which they retired, after a one-year break in service will have their monthly retirement benefit restarted upon application for this benefit. 

This amendment will help TMRS’ participating cities recruit experienced employees and retirees who want to return to work. If a retiree returns to work or has returned to work for the same city with less than a one-year break in service, the monthly benefit will still be forfeited during the period of reemployment. TMRS will be contacting those retirees who are affected by this amendment. If you have any questions, please contact the TMRS Member Line at 800-924-8677.

Best regards from your RECOSA Board!

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