By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Pinal Central
City Manager Larry Rains will be staying on the job even though he meets all of the requirements to retire under the Arizona State Retirement System.
Rains will retire and then the city will rehire him through a contract with a company called Smart Works Plus. Once the contract is approved, Rains will draw on his retirement and be paid through Smart Works at the same time.
Smart Works Plus was created several years ago when the state saw a large number of teachers retiring, even though many wanted to continue working, because they had maxed out their benefits under the Arizona State Retirement System, said city Human Resources Director Scott Barber.