Q. I’m a FERS employee with the U.S. Postal Service. I have been with USPS for 28½ years and have two years and four months of time in the military. Can I retire now and still receive my special retirement supplement, or do I have to wait until I get 30 years with USPS?
A. If you made a deposit to get credit for that period of active-duty service, you could retire now. If you didn’t, you’d either have to make a deposit for that time or wait until you have 30 years of actual civilian service.