Employment after retirement


Q. I am a FERS employee considering retirement after 22 years of military service and 24 years of federal civilian employment. I will be 65 or older at the time of retirement. Are there any rules limiting for whom you may choose to work after retirement? Specifically, are you disallowed from working for the government of another country directly as an employee or in a contract relationship?

A. If you return to work for the federal government, in most cases, your annuity would be offset (reduced) by the amount of your annuity. Whether contract employment would be treated the same way would depend on the nature of the appointment.

Since this is a site for federal civilian employees, I don’t know if any of the above would have an effect on your military retired pay.


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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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