Retirement eligibility


Q. I worked with the state as a wildland firefighter for 13 years. I am now considering a secondary position. From my understanding, this would not be a 20-year position for me. What would the retirement time be? 25/30?

A. You wouldn’t be able to retire until you met the standard age and service requirements: age 62 with five years, 60 with 20, at your minimum retirement age with 30, or at your MRA with 10 but fewer than 30. In the latter case, your annuity would be reduced by 5 percent for every year you were under age 62 when you retired.


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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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