Reemployed annuitant


Q. I am a federal firefighter GS-9 step 9. I have six years of military time which I have bought back. I have been with the fire department 27 years. I am retiring at the end of December with the fire department. If I accept a GS-11 position with another agency at the same base where I am currently working, how will that affect my retirement? Do I just shift from the fire department to the new job and everything stays the same?

A. No, it won’t stay the same. The salary of your new position would be 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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