RIF and retirement age


Q. Next November (2014), I will have 20 years of civil service but will not be the minimum retirement age; I will be 54. If there is a reduction in force next year, could the minimum age requirement be waived? I am retired military with 15 years (early retirement in 1994). I fall under FERS.

A. Anyone who is faced with a reduction in force can retire if he has 20 years of service and is at least age 50 or at any age if he had 25 years of service.


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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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