Federal time applied to military retirement?


Q: I know there is a military time buy back process so military time can apply toward civilian retirement. If I have federal time, can I apply that toward a military retirement if I join the military? Or does it only go one way?

A: No, you can’t apply your federal civilian time toward a military retirement. It only goes one way.


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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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