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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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  1. I am CSRS ELIGIBLE for retirement in August 2020. I have not submitted nor received the blue book forms. Do I refuse it unopened to postpone my retirement?

    • I have no idea what you mean by “blue book forms.” Is you agency undergoing a reorganization or RIF and sending out notices to employees who might be affected? Or are you in an occupation where you are required to retire when you have a specific combination of age and service?

      • This is our retirement request package (blue book). You verbally inform USPS personnel employee the requested retirement date and it is generated in A Blue Book of required retirement forms.

        • This is our retirement request package (blue book). You verbally inform USPS personnel employee the requested retirement date and it is generated in A Blue Book of required retirement forms.
          There is no age required retirement, however my CSRS will Max out at 40 years 11 months of service. I only have 37 years of service this year

          • The fact that your agency presented you with that information would have no affect on your right to decide when you want to retire. Working until your earned annuity reached its maximum of 80 percent would have no affect on your right to stay on the job as long as you want to. While retirement deductions would continue to be taken from your salary, when you do retire you’d receive a refund of that money with the option of keeping it or using it to purchase additional annuity that isn’t subject to the 890 percent limit.

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