UW-River Falls Administrative Policy
Hiring Wisconsin Retirement System Annuitants
Hiring of Wisconsin Retirement System Annuitants shall be governed by this policy.
Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) annuitants must have a minimum break in service of 30 calendar days before returning to work for a WRS participating employer (including UW River Falls). Employees who terminate WRS-covered employment are ineligible for any beneﬁt (including retirement annuities, lump-sum retirement beneﬁts, and separation beneﬁts) per Wis. Stat. § 40.23 (1) (a) 1., if they return to WRS-eligible employment before the latest of the following dates:
UW-River Falls will not enter into discussion with a retirement annuitant regarding future employment opportunities until after the 30 calendar day break in service.
For non-instructional academic staff positions, WRS retirement annuitants may be hired for positions that are 50% FTE or less at any point in time, after the 30 day break in service. Annual appointments and nine month appointments will be treated the same. An annuitant hired for either an annual or nine month appointment may work no more than 50% time. For Instructional Academic Staff, WRS retirement annuitants may be hired for 50% or less of an IAS course load (15 credits). Non-instructional staff returning to assist during a transitional period may exceed the 50% FTE for a period not longer than six months. Non-instructional staff hired on a lump sum basis may not be paid more annually than 50% of their annual salary prior to retirement.
WRS retirement annuitants may be hired as limited term employees (LTE) in positions for a 50% or less appointment. The 50% appointment is calculated at any point in time which would disallow a 100% appointment for six months. Any WRS retirement annuitant hired as an LTE may only be hired for positions which will not attain permanent status. WRS retirement annuitants are not eligible for multiple limited term employee appointments if the combination of appointments exceeds a 50% appointment at any point in time.
Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the Chancellor and Chief Business Officer in extraordinary cases. No exceptions will be granted to waive the 30 day break in service.
The UW-River Falls Chancellor issues this policy in accordance with the Administrative Policy process.
The Assistant Chancellor for Business and Finance is responsible for the administration of this policy. Request an exception to this policy by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Failure to adhere to the provisions of this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary action as provided under existing procedures applicable to students, faculty, and staff, and/or civil or criminal prosecution.
Assistant Chancellor of Business and Finance
Please direct questions about this policy to email@example.com.