Q. An employee began work in the United States Postal Service in December 1990. If removed for misconduct, can this employee retire now (March 2018) and still collect FERS retirement including Special Retirement Supplement? While appealing the removal with MSPB?
A. No. Sections 44A1.1-1 and 44B1.1-1 of the CSRS and FERS Handbook for Personnel and Payroll Offices state that employees who are separated from the service on charges of misconduct or delinquency aren’t eligible for a discontinued service annuity.