Q. I am a FERS employee with 25 years of service. I am 47 years old. I will have 25 years in law enforcement in January. Will I be eligible for the buyouts if they are offered? I am told they will want buyouts off the books by November.

A. The fact that you would be eligible to retire doesn’t affect your ability to accept a buyout if one is offered to you.


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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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