Q. I worked for the Veterans Affairs Department from 1991 to 1997 under FERS and took a refund. I am returning to federal employment in January. Can I redeposit with interest to acquire the 6½ creditable years?
A. Yes. According to the Office of Personnel Management, “If you receive a refund of FERS deductions and were covered by FERS on or after Oct. 28, 2009, you may repay (or redeposit) any FERS deductions previously refunded.”