Q: If Congress passes the part-time employee equity act this fall, how would this impact a CSRS Offset employee with the last 20 years of service as a part-time employee? Would it make a substantial difference in the retirement benefit calculation to wait until this act passes before retiring?
A: Where have you been? As of Oct. 28, 2009, Public Law 111-84 changed the way CSRS part-time employment would be calculated. To learn how that change would affect you, go to www.federaltimes.com. At my site, click on “read more.” Under Retirement, click on CSRS annuity computation, then continue to scroll down until you reach the heading CSRS, part-time employment (Feb. 24, 2010).