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Some recent retirees asked to come back to work

'Double-dipping' rule suspended
Davis County Sheriff.jfif
Posted at 7:28 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 09:28:44-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Some recently retired workers are being called on to help.

Governor Gary Herbert issued an executive order that lifts limits on retired government workers so they can return to essential positions needed right now.

Those jobs include first responders, people in financial services, health care and public health, transportation systems, water and wastewater systems and more.

The order temporarily suspends certain provisions of the "Utah Post Retirement Reemployment Restrictions Act," which basically were put in place to prevent "double dipping," where a public employee collected government retirement while still working in a different government job.

The Davis County Sheriff's Office has already posted job opportunities in response to the order.

The department is looking for retired law enforcement officers to fill positions including jail health services administrator, 9-1-1 communications center director and paramedics.