Can a retired Chicago Public School teacher go back to work in an Illinois school not CPS or charter school without penalty? And is it just better to start over with the new system rather than trying to "combine" the two systems and leave the first pension alone?
JA: Was this discussed with a manager, HR, or an attorney?
Customer: It was discussed with the pension fund at Chicago, which couldn't give me an answer.
JA: Is the employment "at will
," union, full time, or part time?
Customer: full time, but not in Chicago or a charter school, where it would have to be "limited" and I would have to sign a "return to work" sheet because I am returning to the same system I retired from.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just that I know others who have retired from CPS and then gone on and taught at other schools outside the city or vice versa, come into the city, but don't know if that has all tightened up now with all the pension brouhaha. Plus I wouldn't want to "change" the existing pension b/c it is a different fund with different money, that I had to already pay for my self because I bout all of my first 9.33 years from the Ohio system.
JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.
Customer: Sorry, that is "bought". I am not paying attention to what this thing is doing.