Q. I retired under CSRS in 2010 and came back in August 2011 under the rehire program. I’m not a senior official, and there’s no offset with my pension — which is nice, but HR says regarding Social Security, too bad: I have to pay into the program, which seems unfair, knowing I’ll never get Social Security income. Do you have any suggestions on how I could recover what they’ve been taking out for Social Security and/or stop this withdrawal?
A. Too bad, but that’s the law and there is no way around it.