Unscheduled hours and creditable service


Q. I was informed that unscheduled hours that were/are worked while being a part-time employee are creditable toward years of service.

I am a CSRS employee. I began my service as a full-time nurse in 1983. I changed my status to part time in 1995. I returned to full-time status in 2011. From 1995 to 2011, I worked many unscheduled hours. How are unscheduled hours computed toward my creditable service time?

A. Only hours of work from which retirement deductions were taken are creditable for retirement purposes. You’ll have to check with your personnel office to see if they can establish whether that happened.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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