ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County no longer has a cap on how long retired and former workers can work if they're re-hired.
Previously there was a 1,000 hour cap for employees who had retired or resigned and wanted to return to work for the county.
Today Dougherty County commissioners approved an amendment to the retirement plan, so coming back to work long term will no longer impact their benefits.
"Now we can bring those individuals back who have skill sets that are needed until we can find a replacement without being concerned with the 1,000 hour cap," said Michael McCoy, Assistant Dougherty County Administrator.
County officials say the move is beneficial for the county and to workers.