Q. I’m in CSRS. In the 1980s, I worked part time for a few years, and my SF-50 shows part time, 32 hours a pay period. I saved all of my leave and earnings statements, which show that I actually put in 70 hours per pay period. How will this service be viewed for retirement calculation purposes? This situation doesn’t fit into an electronic calculator!
A. The method used to compute part-time service is at www.opm.gov/retire/pubs/handbook/C055.pdf. Scroll to Part 55B2.
Although this applies to FERS employees, as the result of a recent court case, it also now applies to CSRS.