Q. I am a GS employee and sent in the forms with a quote on my military buyback. The total is $4,900 and it appears monthly on my LES. Do I need to pay this back while I am a federal employee or can I leave for the private sector and then send in a check?
A. You must complete the deposit while you are a federal employee or, if you retire, before the final adjudication of your retirement application by OPM.