Changing your mind


Q. I’m a FERS employee who has already submitted his paperwork to retire. Now, I’ve changed my mind and want to move it to a later date. Can I do that?

A. In most cases, changing your retirement date won’t be a problem. However, if your position is either being eliminated or your agency has already selected someone to fill your position, it can refuse your request. The reason for its refusal will have to be given to you in writing.


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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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