Q. Does basic pay include overtime, awards or other types of special pay as part of the high-3?
Q. As a federal employee, how will my insurances and leave accrual be impacted if I go part-time? If I stay employed in a part-time status, will my service years accrue year-for-year or will it be prorated based on hours worked?
Q. I am a 61-year-old FERS employee with 25 years of creditable service. I turn 62 in May 2019. My agency is eliminating my position prior to me reaching age 62 and there will be no other position available. I was planning to work until age 62. Do I really lose the 10 percent increase in my retirement computation?
Q. I am 40 years old with 14 years of Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control. I have six years military and bought back my time. Can I take a deferred annuity and walk now with 20 years and then at age 60 apply for my retirement?
Q. I am a 48-year-old FERS employee and considering resignation with almost 28 years of federal service. If I resign now (age 48), at age 60 do I submit a request to the Office of Personnel Management to collect pension high-3 (28 years of service)? If this is so, would this be considered a postponed or deferred retirement?
Q. What is determined to be my high-3? Is it based on my last three years of civil service employment prior to retirement or is it the highest three earning years during the course of my career?
Q. I keep hearing that for a Department of Defense civilian with the Army deploying to Afghanistan, danger pay is included in the high-3. I know differential and overtime are not covered. Can you shed some light on this?
Q. What impact does USERRA have on the high-3 calculation? For instance, please consider a hypothetical situation in which a civilian employee/military reservist earned annual income from his civilian federal agency of $96,000 one year, then $98,000 the next and then is making $100,000 when called to active duty at the end of the next year. He is activated for two years, during which time the GS scale gets annual 3 percent increases across the board. He comes back and works a final year, pays his military deposit, then retires after another 3 percent increase gives him an entire year…