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A reemployed annuitant is a person who is receiving a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) retirement annuity and, at the same time, is earning a paycheck as a Federal employee. In most circumstances, a reemployed annuitant will continue to receive his/her retirement annuity during his/her period of reemployment. The law, however, requires that the reemployed annuitant's pay be “offset” by the amount of his/her retirement annuity unless a waiver is approved by OPM. In other words, the amount of paycheck that the reemployed annuitant receives is reduced (offset) by the amount of his/her retirement annuity. The amount that is offset from a reemployed annuitant's pay must be remitted to OPM for credit to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund.

Salary

If the employee is a cooperative employee or reemployed annuitant, enter the total scheduled salary amount (do not subtract the cooperative or annuity share from the total base (scheduled salary) amount).

Complete the Salary Share Amount when the employee is a reemployed annuitant without a waiver from OPM. Enter the annual amount of annuity the employee is receiving under the Civil Service Retirement or Federal Employee Retirement System. When the employee’s pay is computed, the Salary Share Amount is deducted from the base (scheduled) salary amount, and the employee receives the difference.

When the employee is a reemployed annuitant, the Salary Share Code must be 3, 4, or 5.

Pay Adjustments

Although the PPS will automatically generate the Federal pay increase pay adjustment action for the existing scheduled salaries of these annuitants, the personnel office must prepare a personnel action for the annuity cost-of-living adjustment. The increased amount of the annuity must be recorded in the Salary Share Amount field.

Use NOA 917 Annuitant Adjustment with Authority ZLM to update records of reemployed annuitants when the annual cost of living (COLA) increase becomes effective.

FEGLI

Enter Code A0 only if the employee (including reemployed annuitants) is excluded from coverage by law or regulation (no deductions for life insurance are made).

Enter Code B0 only if the employee (including reemployed annuitants) elects to waive all insurance coverage or has previously waived all insurance coverage during prior employment and the waiver is still in effect. If the reemployed annuitant waives Basic, all life insurance coverage stops, both as an employee and as an annuitant. If the reemployed annuitant waives any life insurance as an employee, he or she has also waived that coverage as an annuitant. (Option B is an exception.

Enter Code C0 when the employee (including reemployed annuitants) is not excluded from coverage by law or regulation, has not waived coverage, and has elected not to be covered by any of the optional insurance coverage plans.

If the reemployed annuitant continues any life insurance as an employee, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will suspend the annuity withholdings for that coverage.

FEHB

Reemployed annuitants enrolled in the FEHB automatically participate in premium conversion, provided they are employed:

CSRS and FERS Employee Tables

Last Updated / Reviewed: July 09, 2018