Retirement date


Q. I am a FERS employee tentatively planning to retire on my 62nd birthday (Nov. 30), which is both the end of the month and the end of a pay period. I will have over 27 years in at that point. Are there any pitfalls or cautions that I should consider that might lead me to wait until the end of the year, or longer? I am really eager to go.

A. I can’t think of any pitfalls or cautions. Go for it!


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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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