Q. I am a FERS employee who will have 30 years of permanent GS employment in December 2015. I have six months of temporary time as a GS employee, which would move my 30 years to April 2015. Can I buy back the temporary time? If so, how do I start this process?
A. If that temporary service was performed before Jan. 1, 1989, you can make a deposit to get credit for it. If it was performed on or after that date, you can’t.