Term employees and pension accrual


Q. Do full-time term employees (civil servants) accrue time toward their years of service in calculating years for the pension plan? If I were to stay a term employee for the full six years, would that time count toward my pension plan the same as if I were “permanent status”?

A. If retirement deductions were taken from your pay, yes. If they weren’t, no.


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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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