Lateral employment move and retirement changes


Q. I am in an 0802 series position and am considering a lateral move to another government agency (1670 series). How, if at all, would this affect my CSRS plan? And would I get a step increase if I made the change?

A. Moving to another agency in another series would not affect your retirement benefits. Whether you would receive a step increase is something you’ll have to discuss with your new agency.


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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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