Re-employment in old position


 Q. In 2012, I retired after 35 years of federal service (CSRS). I had been diagnosed with a rare bone cancer and decided that I had to address my health issue and quit working. It has now been 1½ years since I retired, and I am in remission and would like to go back to work at my prior position. Is this possible? What will it do to my annuity?

A. As for whether you could go back to your prior position, only your former agency can answer your question. If they agreed, the salary of your position would be offset (reduced) by the amount of your annuity.


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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

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