Early retirement denial


Q. My supervisor has informed me that he will deny my request for an early retirement if offered by my agency, even though I have informed him that I will retire anyway when I reach age 56 in September 2013. Is he allowed to do this?

A. No, he isn’t. If you are in a position covered by a Voluntary Early Retirement Authority offer, you can accept it.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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