Q. I was originally hired in a temporary position by the federal government. I have heard that temporary time doesn’t count toward retirement. However, on my leave and earnings statement, the service computation date is from the time of hire into the government system. Does my time toward retirement count from my service computation date, or does it begin when I transferred into a nontemporary position?
A. Periods of nondeduction service performed on or after Jan. 1, 1989, aren’t creditable for retirement purposes. So if no retirement deductions were taken from your pay while you were in a temporary position, your service computation date for retirement would be the position in which deductions were taken.