Q: I originally entered civil service as a “summer hire” in July 1998. I then was hired to a two-year term in December 1998. That ended in December 2000. I was then hired in January 2004. I am still with civil service. I also served four years active duty and am in the process of “buying back” for the purpose of retirement credit. Will my “summer hire” and “2-year term” employment count toward retirement? I’m under the FERS retirement.
A: No, it won’t. Non-deduction service performed after December 31, 1988, isn’t creditable for retirement purposes nor can a deposit be made to make it so.