Governor Temporarily Suspends Post-Retirement Restrictions for Retirees in Critical Government Functions
The Governor has issued an Executive Order suspending some post-retirement reemployment restrictions for URS retirees to help provide critical government functions during the COVID-19 state of emergency. This will allow some retirees to be temporarily re-employed in positions performing these functions while continuing to receive their monthly pension benefits.
Government functions that are deemed critical include emergency services, first responders, healthcare, public health facilities, and others.
URS Board Resolution #2020-02 provides rules and restrictions regarding the Executive Order.
Go to the URS Employers page for policies and procedures for the re-employment of retirees under Board Resolution #2020-02. Board Resolution #2020-02 will remain in place for as long as the Executive Order is in effect, which will be during the declared COVID-19 state of emergency.
Resolution Makes it Easier for Employers to Provide Emergency COVID-19 Benefits
The URS Board has passed a policy in response to COVID-19 that clarifies “benefits normally provided” to exclude temporary benefits due to an emergency.
Closed to Visitors, But Open for Business
The URS/PEHP Offices in Salt Lake City and St. George are now closed to visitors until further notice. We will be able to provide you service over the phone during regular business hours. Manage your URS benefits at myURS and your PEHP benefits at http://www.pehp.org.
Other URS COVID-19 News and Announcements
Tier 2 Public Safety/Firefighter Retirement Benefit Changes – Pick-ups
Enhancements to Tier 2 Public Safety & Firefighter retirement benefits will take effect beginning July 1, 2020. They apply to new and current employees in the Tier 2 Public Safety & Firefighter Retirement system for benefits earned after July 1, 2020. Due to the cost of the plan enhancements, contributions to the Tier 2 Public Safety & Firefighter Hybrid plan will be made by the employer (14%) and the employee (2.27%). However, an employer may “pick-up” the employee’s portion of the retirement contribution and treat it as an employer contribution under IRS Code.
Learn more about pick-ups