Q. I am a civilian 0083 police officer for the Navy. We are attempting to get 6C law enforcement officer coverage in our department. I understand that the two law enforcement retirements are based on OPM’s definition and what work is performed at you duty station. But what is the process in trying to get either retirement in place?
A. You’ll find the definitions of what constitutes a law enforcement officer at www.opm.gov/retire/pubs/handbook.pdf. Just scroll to Parts 46A3 (CSRS) and 46B3 (FERS). For a group of positions to be considered for such coverage, the positions must meet the criteria. Then you agency head will have to request approval from OPM. Your personnel office will either know what is required to apply for approval or can get it from OPM.