May I be employed in the public sector after retirement?

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Yes, although the amount that a retiree who is receiving a retirement allowance can earn for performing services in the public sector in Massachusetts is limited, as are the hours that the retiree can be employed in the public sector.  A retiree can be employed in the public sector in Massachusetts for not more than 960 hours in a calendar year. The earnings from this employment when added to the retirement allowance cannot exceed the amount currently being paid to the position from which the retiree retired,(plus $15,000 for superannuation “regular” retirements or $5,000 for disability retirements). This limitation applies to all retirees receiving an allowance from a public retirement system in Massachusetts. There are some exceptions to this limitation, for example payments for service in an elected office after retirement.  A person who has retired for superannuation (as opposed to a disability retiree) can be employed in the private sector or in the public sector in another state without limitation.  Upon retirement, All retirees receive a memorandum summarizing future employment.