Q. I am a Federal Employees Retirement System non-law enforcement officer (1811) employee who receives Standby Premium and Fair Labor Standards Act pay. I can retire at age 56, when I will have 33 years of service. In calculating my high-3 average, will Standby Premium and/or FLSA pay be included in the average?
A. An employee’s basic pay is used to calculate his high-3. To see what’s included and excluded from basic pay, go to www.opm.gov/retire/pubs/handbook/C030.pdf.