Q. Does the time I worked as an RCA/AUX mail carrier count toward my retirement under FERS? I was hired in USPS in 1995 and just got a full-time carrier job this year. Some have said I should buy that time back; some have said I can’t buy that time back; and some say it will count anyway.
A. Yes, Rural Carrier Auxiliary employment does count toward retirement, but only if you make a deposit to the retirement system for that service.