Bringing Back Retired Annuitants during COVID-19

January 12, 2021

Earlier this year, the Office of Personnel Management approved a request to waive a section of federal law that pertains to retired workers. These new hiring waivers make it easier for the IHS to rehire health care and non-health care workers who can assist us in strengthening our collective response during the COVID-19 pandemic. Disciplines in high need include physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, physician assistants, medical laboratory scientists, behavioral health clinicians, and engineers. Re-employed annuitants will receive Civil Service Retirement System or Federal Employee Retirement System annuity, in addition to a full salary as a federal employee. Those who are interested in re-joining the IHS team to help combat COVID-19 in Indian Country can reach out to the recruiter in their specific Area of interest. Please consider sharing this opportunity with former IHS contacts who have retired.


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