Retired Annuitant


Retired Annuitant Hire Process:


  • Department completes the online Quick Hire requisition by clicking the link below for a rehired annuitant with the desired retiree's name and proposed salary.

  • The online system goes through electronic approval process.

  • Retiree shall apply to our Temporary Pool at our Careers at CSUF.

  • Human Resources contacts the retiree and makes verbal offer explaining the terms and conditions of the appointment.

  • Once retiree accepts offer and clears the background check, Human Resources generates a written appointment offer and distributes the offer to appropriate parties.

  • Retired Annuitant visits Human Resources to complete the sign-in packet.


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Employment of CalPERS Retirees/Rehired Annuitants


California Government Code provisions permit former California State University Fullerton (CSUF) employees who retire and receive CalPERS retirement benefits to accept limited CSU post-retirement employment without reinstatement or penalty as rehired annuitants. Retirees may be hired during an emergency to prevent stoppage of public business and/or because the retirees have skills needed in performing specialized work of limited duration. There is a 180-day waiting period, from the date of retirement, applied to rehired annuitants per post-employment provisions. CalPERS retirees who are already working as a retired annuitant are exempt from the waiting period.




Classification and Salary


The position classification and salary are not required to be the same as prior to retirement. In circumstances where the job tasks have changed, Human Resources will determine the correct classification and appropriate pay rate. The pay rate for employment of rehired annuitants may not be less than the minimum, nor more than the maximum, paid to other employees performing comparable duties. Please note: Retired annuitants are not eligible for vacation, sick leave, or holidays.




Length of Appointment


Under Government Code sections 21224 and 21229, employment of a rehired annuitant is designated on a fiscal year basis for a maximum of 960 hours. If a rehired annuitant works in excess of the permissible 960 hours within a fiscal year, the CalPERS retiree and the University are subject to penalties. Both the campus and the rehired annuitant are responsible for tracking hours of employment.




Time Base for Appointment


Retired annuitant appointments are temporary with an hourly or daily rate time base for a maximum of 960 hours or 120 days within a fiscal year.




Exclude from Hire


Campuses are to exclude from hiring retirees who have collected unemployment insurance compensation during the 12-month period prior to the desired appointment.