Negotiating FERS credit


Q: I am a 50-year-old civilian with no creditable service working at a DOE National Lab. A government agency may hire me. I have a very good private pension, and will incur a significant pension loss if I accept the government job. My question is: can excepted service agencies offer FERS creditable service as a recruitment incentive?

A: No.


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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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