Q. I retired on July 1 of this year after 42 years. I decided I would rather work. Will I return at the same level?
A. You might or you might not. It depends on the position for which you apply and what the agency you are applying to is willing to offer. If the grade is lower than the one you left, feel free to negotiate, if not on the grade, at least at the salary level. Just be aware that the agency holds most of the cards in a negotiation.
Note: If you return to work, with rare exception your salary would be reduced by the amount of your annuity.