Administratively uncontrollable overtime


Q. I receive 25 percent administratively uncontrollable overtime as an 1801. Can you please define specifically who or what positions are covered  and who would get their AUO counted as stated below:

“All federal annuities are computed using an employee’s basic pay. …With the exception of administratively uncontrollable overtime paid to certain law enforcement officers.”

A. You’ll find the official answer at



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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


  1. I am a retired Justice correction officer and I was ordered to work overtime due to stealing in the department and it was a substantial amount over a period of time.
    Told I was not eligible to have that money included in my calculations for a monthly allotment
    Would like to know if this is true.
    L. P.

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