Working After Retirement



TRS Working After Retirement Rules


To Work Less than 50% Effort:  Must have one calendar month break (30 days) in service.

To Work 100% Effort:  Must have 12 month break in service.


Impact to Department:

  • If the TRS Retiree Works more than 50% in any given month, the employing department will pay a surcharge of 14.50% for months employed over 50%.
  • If the TRS Retiree is enrolled in TRS Medical Coverage the department will pay a TRS Care Surcharge of $585.00.  (Per month figures.)


Impact to TRS Retiree:

  • If the TRS Retiree works within the first month (30 days) after retirement, TRS will revoke retirement.
  • TRS will stop annuity payment for months the employee works over 50%.


Additional Information for TRS Retiree

TRS retirees are responsible for keeping track of their monthly hours.  Once reported to TRS, hours cannot be changed.

TRS Brochure (Employment After Retirement):

TRS Employee After Retirement Hour Limits:

Texas A & M University System Retirement Programs:




Staff, Faculty and Retiree Benefits
Jennifer Escamilla
Benefits Specialist III
P: 361.825.2180