Q. I’m a Defense Department civilian employee. Is it possible to cash out some of my annual leave for cash? If not, is there a written guideline or directive that states this? As a contractor, I was able to cash out some of my annual leave, and that was a nice option.
Q. I am 54 years of age (born Dec. 2, 1958) and under FERS. I have 27 years of federal service. Can I: 1. Resign today and postpone receipt of my pension until I have 30 years of service? 2. Retire today and start receiving my pension? What penalty would I receive?
Q. Once I separate (retire) from my agency, do I have to begin receiving my pension right away, or can I delay it and begin receiving it for a couple of years? I want to leave when I’m 62 years and four months old and have 23 years of service.
Q. I have 32 years of service in the Postal Service. I resigned in 2009 at the age of 52 with the stipulation I would collect my retirement at the age of 55. I’m under CSRS. I looked at my paperwork and it is showing retire at age 62. Can I receive my retirement when I turn 55 next month?
Q. I have worked for the Postal Service for 25 years. I will be turning 50 years old in three months. If I choose to retire at the end of the year, would I be able to collect retirement benefits then, or do I have to wait until I am 56? I am under FERS. Also, would I get health benefits?
Q. I am a FERS employee with eight years of federal service. I plan to end my employment next June with nine years of service at the age of 61½ years. I hope to apply for a deferred retirement when I turn 62 in January 2015 and want to make sure I am eligible. I also assume that the computation of my annuity is done using the high-3 pay figure x roughly 9 percent?
Q. I am 52 years old with 32 years of service as a letter carrier in the Postal Service. Are early-outs offered at this time? If not, are there other options of retirement even with a penalty?
Q. I became eligible for MRA +10 on May 14. I resigned June 1. I turned 60 on Aug. 1. I will not apply for my retirement annuity until I turn 62. I was told that I can apply for an annuity when I turn 62 on Aug. 1, 2015 and that, at that time, I am also eligible for federal government insurance. Is this correct? Additionally, if it is correct, what do federal retirees pay for health insurance in 2013 (Blue Cross/Blue Shield self-only). I realize that the price will be different in 2015.
Q. I recently resigned a dual status technician job (excepted service) for a job in the Defense Contract Management Agency. Do I have any rights to return to my previous position if this position does not work out?