Phased retirement


Q. I am eligible to retire under CSRS in September (age 55 with 30 years). Will phased retirement be in place for me to consider on or before that date?

A. Your question goes into the Currently Unanswerable file. According to the Office of Personnel Management, “The program will become effective at the time set in the regulations to be issued.  Implementation of the program is an important goal of OPM, and this will be accomplished as soon as possible.” So, don’t hold your breath.


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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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