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Rehiring Retirees

The employment of personnel retired under the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) shall be in accordance with university procedures authorized by the President. Compensation for employment of a person receiving a retirement annuity under the SURS shall not exceed limitations set forth in the relevant provision of the Pension Code, including Article 15 and/or other applicable statutes, nor any limitations set forth in 40 ILCS 5/15-139.5 that would create employer obligations pursuant to rules and definitions pertaining to an Affected Annuitant.

Retirement (annuity) or separation refund (lump sum distribution) under retirement plan options available under the SURS constitutes resignation of employment from Northern Illinois University, subject to any subsequent re-employment authorized pursuant to this Regulation.

Policy Information

The policy governing the rehiring of retirees is available at:

Background Checks

Your Human Resource Service Team is available to assist you with any of your human resource needs, call the HRS Service Center at 815-753-6000.