Minimum retirement age


Q. If an employee has 31 years of creditable service and is 55, can he retire if there is no early out or buyout going on?

A. If the employee is covered by CSRS, yes. If covered by FERS, it depends. The minimum retirement age for FERS employees ranges from 55 to 57, depending on their year of birth.


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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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