Q. I submitted a retirement application under CSRS because I have more than 30 years and am over age 55. I chose Aug. 31 as my retirement date because it is the last day of a month. I am aware it is not at the end of a pay period, so it isn’t as good as retiring on June 1 or 29, or Nov. 2 or 30.
Would a retirement date of Sept. 3 be better than Aug. 31? It seems that I would be paid for the Labor Day holiday, and since I must have a duty day to retire, then the 3rd would be the day to come in to work.
A. Same old question; same old answer. You would gain two days’ pay and lose three days of your first month’s annuity. The decision is up to you.