Q. I’m a FERS employee and have three years before a full retirement. I have been detailing into an EAS 17 position for 120 days at a time with a two week separation each time due to contract rules. Will my higher detail base pay count toward my average high-3?
A. You high-3 will be based on the average of your highest, three consecutive years of basic pay, which would include any temporary increases in that pay.