Rehired Annuitant – CSRS Offset


Q. I took early retirement in 1999 but have been re-employed with the federal government since May 2004. Currently I am a permanent employee in the competitive service per my SF-50. One of my employees filed an IG complaint regarding my re-employment. The IG person told me that at the anniversary of my hiring that I would be let go since there was a one year limit or a waiver to the one year mandate would have to be sought. I am a CSRS Offsetr etirement individual.

Does the DoD have a limit of one year for its rehired annuitants?

Does the employing agency have to request a waiver after employment of one year?

A. In addition to governmentwide appointing authorities, the Department of Defense has been granted a variety of special additional authorities. It’s possible that the one under which you were hired was either term or time-limited. If so, a waiver might be required to extend the appointment.


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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

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