Hampshire County Retirement System

Expansion of Post-Retirement Work in the Public Sector

Effective 7/1/2021 Restriction on allowable Post Retirement hours has increased to 1200 hours/calendar year

Retroactive to July 1, 2021, Chapter 32 retirees working in the public sector may now work up to 1,200 hours per calendar year.

On September 30, 2021, the Senate overrode the Governor’s veto of H 4007, An Act Relative to Post-Retirement Employment of Public Retirees. Coupled with the House of Representatives’ override of H 4007, on September 23, 2021, this bill has now become law. The bill has an emergency preamble, and its effective date is July 1, 2021. It does not change the earning limits for retirees working in the public sector, it only changes the number of hours a retiree may work in the public sector per calendar year. This change applies to both superannuation and disability retirees working in the public sector.