Q: My current position requires an extensive amount of overtime. I was told recently that my overtime may count toward my retirement. Is this true? If so, how is that applied toward my retirement?
A: You were misinformed. Overtime is never included when determining a High-3, only pay from which retirement deductions are taken. To see which pay categories are included and excluded from basic pay, go to www.opm.gov/retire/pubs/handbook/C030.pdf and scroll down to Section 30A1.1-2.