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Retired Employee Employment Pool (REEP)

 
Normally, an individual who has retired to pension is considered for employment through the standard competition process on the basis of merit and ability.
 
Retirees from The City of Calgary cannot be re-employed by The City for a minimum of 90 days after the effective date of their retirement.  A retiree who becomes re-employed after the 90 days is to be considered as a new hire.
 
In exceptional cases, an individual who has retired to pension may be engaged without competition for specific (exempt work) projects of a limited duration.  In such circumstances, management must be able to demonstrate that the skills and expertise offered by the retired individual are not readily available from other sources.
 
Employees who retire to an immediate Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) monthly pension may, at retirement or later, submit their name for inclusion in the retired employee employment pool (REEP).  To be employed through this pool, employees must be separated from The City for at least 90 days.
 
The only exception is contained in the Exempt Staff Policy HR-LR-006-Section 2.
 
Review the Employment Policy HR-031-Chapter 3102.01  for more information.

Re-employment after retirement

 
The Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) and the Special Forces Pension Plan (SFPP) provide pension income after retirement.  LAPP and SFPP pensioners are now able to work for any employer without the payment of their pension being suspended.
 
If you become employed with a LAPP or SFPP employer, you must let your employer know you are a LAPP or SFPP pensioner and cannot contribute to LAPP or SFPP.
 
Retirees from The City of Calgary cannot be re-employed by The City for a minimum of three months after the effective date of their retirement.  Retirees who become re-employed after the three months are to be considered as a new hire.

Rules:

  • no minimum breaks period between retirement and re-employment; subject to your employers policy
  • pension continues no matter how many days you work
  • membership in a LAPP or a SFPP is not allowed; for the SFPP, membership in LAPP is allowed
  • pension continues even if you work under contract for a LAPP or SFPP employer
 
For more information, contact HR Services at 403.268.5800.