FERS ATC retirement age


Q. I am ATC with 20 years good time. My 50th birthday is Nov.1 . Can I retire on Oct.31, using the assumption that the day before your birthday is used in determing retirement age? Where can I find this info?

A. You are correct. Your agency will be able to find proof of that by reading Retirement Counselor Letter No. 88-304, which I signed on June 23, 1988, when I was OPM’s assistant director for retirement and insurance policy.


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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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