Law enforcement FERS retirement


Q. I hired into federal law enforcement in 1994 at the age of 22. After 20 years service, I will be 42 years old. If I transfer to another federal agency for five additional years of non-LEO for a total of 25 years can I receive early LEO Retirement if I then retire at 47?

A. No, you can’t. You can only retire at such an early age if you have 25 years of covered service as a law enforcement officer.


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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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