Retirement eligibility


Q. The Postal Service in my installation is transferring all mail to another installation more than 50 miles away. This will affect more than 80 percent of the workforce, including myself. I am a clerk, not a carrier. They may offer me a clerk position less than 40 hours, or a carrier position, which is a different craft. I am a career employee. Would it be possible for me to retire with a unreduced annuity and the special retirement supplement? I am in FERS with over 27 years at age 59.

A. Yes.


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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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