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How will laid-off employees who retire within/at the end of layoff leave of absence be treated?

If retirement eligible, these employees may choose to retire in order receive any retiree pension benefits and health and welfare benefits for which they may be eligible, even though they in fact wished to continue working. Pursuant to UM layoff policy, applicable individuals are entitled to the right to recall and preference for reemployment, and may return to work in a career position if a recall or reemployment opportunity arises. But these individuals must agree to suspend their monthly retirement payments at the time of rehire. If the retiree is under age 62, then they must meet the guidelines to be eligible for rehire.