Q. I have completed 10 years of active-duty service and 11 years in the National Guard (I am still in the guard). I have been employed by the Department of Labor (GS12/FERS) for the last 10 years. I bought back my 10 years of active-duty service. My questions are:
1. Was I eligible to buy back my 10 years of active duty, seeing as how I can now retire from the guard?
2. If I am eligible, does that mean I have 20 years with the Department of Labor (10 active plus 10 in the department itself)?
A. 1) Yes, you were eligible to make a deposit to get credit for your active-duty service, and doing so would have no effect on your entitlement to retired pay from the National Guard. 2) Having made a deposit for your active duty means that you now have 20 years of creditable civilian service.