Q. I am in a law enforcement position with 20 years as of September. I’m age 47. I’m looking at transferring to another federal agency that is not law enforcement. Would I be able to retire at the age of 50 from that agency if I choose, or will I be able to stay there after the age of 57?
A. No, you wouldn’t be able to retire at age 50. You’d have to wait until you reach your minimum retirement age, which in your case would be 56 and four months. If you don’t choose to retire at that point, you can continue working until you decide to retire.