Q. I have heard that for CSRS employees who retire effective Jan. 3, 2014, my retirement pay will not be affected by the furlough, but if I retire anytime after Jan. 3, 2014, my pay will be 2 percent less.
Q. I have been told by some people that because they retired before the end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30), they were exempt from the furlough which is due to begin July 8 and go through the 30th. Can you verify this information?
Q. If I am sequestered and removed from my position for one day every two weeks, will that affect my mandatory retirement date as a law enforcement officer in the Bureau of Prisons? It would seem to me that if 57 years of age is the issue, then by removal of 26 duty days per year, I should be extended 26 days past my mandatory retirement date. Also, I will be 26 days short of satisfying my year of service, so my anniversary date for service or entrance on duty date becomes flexible and will be moving forward away from…
Q. I will be retiring Aug. 3 with 33 years and 11 months of CSRS employment. I have four months of sick leave plus a few days. My service computation date is Sept. 4, so I know I have to leave additional sick leave days to make a full month. I will be furloughed every Friday the last month I work (four furlough days). Will the remaining sick leave days be needed to replace furlough days in retirement calculations? Or are furlough days considered workdays (without pay) in retirement calculations?
Q. What we here in Japan would like to know is when furlough notices kick in May 28 to June 5 and furloughs tentatively to begin July 8, what’s going happen to term/temp employees and more specifically re-employed annuitants?
Q. I am a Defense Department employee with 39 years of service under CSRS. How will sequestration, specifically the potential for 20 percent reduction in pay, affect calculation of my high-3? Will it be based on my salary per the GS tables or actual pay? If it is on actual pay, it seems as though it would be better for me to retire now rather than later.
Q. My office is requiring four furlough days in response to sequestration with the option to take all four days at once by August. If I do so, and our budget suddenly changes positively (unexpected retirements, transfers, etc.) prior to those days, would I still be required to take these days solely on being fair to other employees who have already taken their days?
Q. Since the federal government is in sequestration and I am looking at five to seven days of furlough during the summer, I would like to finish my college education, which would be one year of leave without pay from federal service. Is LWOP allowed for this with the federal government, and what type of separation is this referred to as? Can I collect unemployment benefits due to this type of separation? I am a GS-5 with 4½ years of employment with the federal government.
Q. If an employee is furloughed 14 days, will he or she lose annual leave time or sick leave time, or will it be as though they worked those days (hours) and were never furloughed. If an employee is furloughed 14 days, will he or she lose retirement time (i.e. will their retirement anniversary date change?)