Retirement age


Q: I am a federal law enforcement agent covered under FERS. If I turn 57 at the end of January 20XX, can I work until the end of that year or do I have to retire at the end of the month when I turn 57?

A: You will have to retire on the last day of the month in which you reach mandatory retirement age.


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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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