Retirement date


Q. If I’m retiring under CSRS with a date of Jan. 3, 2013, would it be advisable to change to Dec. 31, 2012, to avoid the possibility of a change from high-3 to high-5?

A. If a change is made, it would likely be prospective. Nevertheless, keep your antenna up and be ready to change your plans if things take a turn for the worse.


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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

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