Mandatory retirement


Q. I am a law enforcement specialist with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at the Cheltenham facility. I have more than 20 years in federal law enforcement between the Federal Protective Service and the U.S. Park Police. My current position is a 6(c) covered position. Am I required to retire at age 57?

A. Yes, unless the head of your department or agency grants you a waiver, a fairly rare occurrence.


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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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