High-3 and deployment


Q. I’m a dual status federal technician for the National Guard. I’m going on deployment in a couple of months. I’ll have 30 months in my civilian job. Will the clock for my high-3 keep running while I’m deployed? Or will it pause and I’ll have to return to work and finish out the remaining six months to get that high-3?

A. It will pause.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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