Q. I took deferred retirement after six years and eight months as a GS-13 Step 10. I didn’t take a buyout or collect any retirement money. What are my opportunities to get back in government?
A. There is nothing that prevents you from being rehired. You’ll just have to find a position that fits your skills and experience and apply for it. You might start by checking with your former agency. You can also go online at www.usajobs.gov, the federal government’s official job site, and see what positions agencies are trying to fill.