Post Retirement Employment Program (PRO)

Summary: The Post Retirement Employment Program allows classified and unclassified employees who are covered by the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) to retire and return to part time employment for up to five (5) years without a reduction in his/her retirement annuity. The employer will also make a contribution to the employee's Health Care Savings Plan (HCSP) that the employee may use to help cover the cost of post-retirement insurance premiums after final separation from state employment.

System Guidelines & Other Policies and Procedures: 

Use retirement code PR; see Retirement Code Usage at 

Use retirement status code PRO; see Retirement Status Code Usage at 

SCUPPS Assignment must use category code 85. 

Contracts and Plans (Article/Section references): none

Laws: M.S. 43A.346, Subd. 1 - 10 

Statewide Policies (on MMB website):

  • PERSL #1408: Post Retirement Option

System Office Contact:  Contact your staffing representative