Q. I worked for the Department of Justice from August 1988 until December 1999. I recently applied for a new job within the federal government. If I am hired, will I be credited for the previous years worked?
A. You’ll only receive credit for that time if you didn’t ask for a refund of your retirement contributions when you left government. If you did get a refund, you won’t receive any credit for that time unless you redeposit the amount you took out, plus accrued interest.