Full-time temp work and retirement


Q: When I was first hired as a federal employee in 1986, I believe my first few months were as a full-time temporary employee before I became a full-time permanent employee. Do these first few months count as creditable service time toward my retirement?

A: They won’t count unless you make a deposit for that time to the retirement fund.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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