Retirement contributions


Q. I need to know the percentage I contributed toward my pension as a retired law enforcement officer ( I retired in 2008), and what percentage the government contributed.

A. When you retired, the amount of your own contributions was reported on the package sent to you by OPM. You could also find it on your final pay voucher. To find out what your agency contributed, you’ll have to get that from your former agency. The amount depends on your retirement system and, in the case of FERS, varied over time.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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