Q. I was employed 19 years as a law enforcement officer in a 6(c) position under FERS. My agency closed my post of duty and attempted to locate me some 300 miles away. It should be noted that the agency and agents had a mobility agreement in place. Due to family issues, I resigned. After a couple of years, I returned to an LEO position. However, it is not designated as a 6(c) position. I am getting ready to retire. Because of the closing of my duty station, and a relocation outside my commuting area, am I still entitled to 19 years of 6(c) retirement benefits? Also, is AUO computed into the high-3?
A. No. You have to have 20 years of actual law enforcement coverage to have your annuity computed using under the enhanced retirement benefit provision.