Q. I am a federal employee and a Marine Corps veteran. I am considering buying back my 3.5 years of active-duty service. However, I am also considering going into the Marine Reserve. Should I buy back my active-duty time toward my civil service retirement if I am going into the Reserve? Or would I lose the points for retirement in the Reserve?
A. Making a deposit to get credit for your active-duty service would have no effect on your reserve points