Q. I have worked at a number of federal agencies over the past 35 years. My current leave and earnings statement only reflects my earnings and CSRS contributions at my current agency. How do I get the true total earnings I have had over my entire federal career? Is there a form or office I can contact. What is the correct procedure? I am planning to retire at the end of this calendar year.
A. I checked with the Office of Personnel Management, and here is what they had to say:
“First, the employee must have all of their SF-50s from each agency. If they do not, they need to contact the Federal Records Center in St. Louis, TEL: (314) 801-9250. When they call, they will hear a recording telling them how to get their records.
“Second, the employee will need to call the Retirement Headquarters to receive a form that they will need to fill out and return. (TEL: 724-794-2004) or try the toll-free number, 888-767-6738. They need to keep in mind that the retirement office is open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Eastern time.
“Third, when this form is received, the employee should attach copies of their SF-50s and return to Retirement Headquarters. That way, the Retirement Headquarters can look up the information from the SF-50s rather than sending information around to various agencies prolonging the process.”