If a TRS retiree returns to work in any capacity other than what is listed above as acceptable employment, he or she may work one-half time or greater in a TRS-covered position and either suspend or terminate his or her retirement benefit.
If a TRS retiree chooses to suspend his or her benefit so he or she can work more than one-half time, the following will take place:
When the retiree stops working in the TRS-covered position, his or her benefit payments will be reactivated, and the COLAs will begin again.
If a TRS retiree chooses to terminate his or her benefit so he or she can work more than one-half time, the following will take place:
A member may choose to terminate instead of suspend retirement if it is to the member's advantage to accrue additional service credit and salary in an effort to increase his or her benefit upon re-retirement.