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Reemployment

​All KRS retired members must adhere to reemployment law. Failure to comply with Kentucky Revised Statute 61.637 upon reemployment with a participating agency will void the member's retirement and require repayment of all benefits. Read more

Reemployment Exceptions

Kentucky law provides specific requirements for participating agencies reemploying retirees. If the retiree does not qualify for one of the exceptions outlined below and meets the definition of regular full-time pursuant to Kentucky Revised Statute 61.510(21), they must be reported each month to KRS as Retired/Reemployed and the employer is responsible for paying employer contributions and any required insurance reimbursements.

School Resource Officer

In 2018, the General Assembly passed House Bill 366 establishing new exceptions for employing retirees as school resource officers. This position and employment requirements are defined in Kentucky Revised Statute 158.441(2). Effective with the May 2018 reporting period, a participating agency may be exempt from paying employer contributions and insurance reimbursements normally due on retired members, provided the retired member meets the specified criteria.


It is important to note that a school board cannot directly employ a retiree in the position of School Resource Officer and qualify for these exceptions. Read more

County Employment of Retired Police Officer

In 2018, the General Assembly passed House Bill 366 establishing new exceptions for participating county police departments that reemploy retired police officers. Kentucky Revised Statute 70.291-70.293 outline these reemployment exceptions. Effective with the May 2018 reporting period, a participating county police department may be exempt from paying employer contributions and insurance reimbursements normally due on retired members, provided the retired officer meets the specified criteria. Read more

City Employment of Retired Police Officer

Kentucky Revised Statute 95.022 outlines reemployment exceptions for participating cities hiring retired police officers. Effective with the August 2016 reporting period, a participating city may be exempt from paying employer contributions and insurance reimbursements normally due on retired members, provided the retired officer meets the specified criteria. Read more

Sheriff Employment of Retired Police Officers

Kentucky Revised Statute 70.291-70.293 outlines reemployment exceptions for participating Sheriffs' offices hiring retired police officers. Effective with the August 2014 reporting period, a participating Sheriff’s office may be exempt from paying employer contributions and insurance reimbursement normally due on KERS and CERS retired members, provided the retired officer meets the specified criteria. The law was amended in 2015 to incorporate qualified SPRS retirees, effective with the July 2015 reporting period. Read more


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