Q. I was hired March 3, 1985, in a law enforcement position. When I was hired, I was covered under CSRS. I am now under FERS. Why?

A. Actually, you were hired under CSRS Interim (CSRS and Social Security). Because you didn’t have five years of actual CSRS service when FERS came on line, you were automatically converted to FERS.


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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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