Work after retirement


Q: When you retire from a federal agency and become part of the Office of Personnel Management, does the former agency have any input about your current retirement after you have left? In other words, can it make changes to your retirement annuity or benefits?

A: Only if your former agency forwards information to OPM that would affect your annuity or benefits; for example, a debt that had not been repaid to the agency which would need to be deducted from your annuity. However, since your agency would have certified your retirement application when it sent the file to OPM, and your Official Personnel Folder would have been sent to the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, there would have to be something significant that surfaced after your departure to cause your agency to take such an action.


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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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