Q. Can I buy back temp time? I’m currently a permanent employee and I was a temp for 15 months. I am not getting ready to retire, but; I was told that I could buy back my temp time. Is this true?.
A. Unfortunately, you can’t get credit for that time. Under FERS, periods of nondeduction service performed on or after Jan. 1, 1989, aren’t creditable for either length of service or annuity computation purposes.