Retirement notification


Q: I plan on retiring at the end of the year under the CSRS. My question is: How much notification am I required to give the agency about my retirement plans?

A: There are no rules or regulations about how far in advance you need to notify your agency that you’re going to retire. However, you need to give your personnel office enough time to review your retirement application and make sure that everything is in order. Further, you need to let your supervisor know what you are planning so he or she can rearrange work assignments and, if necessary, begin the process to fill your position.


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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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