Browsing: service computation date

Q. If you end up with 12½ months of sick leave, and 20 years and six-and-a-half months of service, would your retirement be based on 21 years, seven months, or would you lose the half month of sick leave and half month of service, and therefore use 21 years and six months to compute your retirement?

Q. I think I joined the federal workforce way too early. According to my service computation date, I will have reached 30 years on Aug. 8, 2018 — mere days after I turn 49 — and I’m guessing my earliest possible retirement date will be Dec. 31, 2018. Of course, this is all information I have gleaned from my research. My somewhat pessimistic guess is something will change that retirement date between now and then and kick it down the road beyond Dec. 31, 2018. What do you think?

Q. I am 56 years old and currently working as a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) employee. Though my civil service began nearly three decades ago, I am a grey area Army Reservist retiree. I have 24 years of service with 2 periods of Active Duty service with DD 214s for both. I have not bought any of my military time back, which is why my service computation date got pushed back by four years. I see my estimated buy back for the first period of active duty, but I’m not sure how to determine what the interest would be or how much…

Q. I am somewhat confused as to what the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) Offset actually is. I am quite sure they have been taking Social Security out of my checks for the extent of my government employment, but it was my understanding that CSRS Offset retirees were still able to draw Social Security with their retirement checks. Here’s some of my history, for context: I started working for the VA in March 1981. I have had no break in my service and chose not to switch to FERS when it was offered to me. I have completed nearly 35 years of service. I…

Q. I was a student aide at the EPA in the late 80s and early 90s. Back then, student aides were federal employees, not under a separate contract. My time as a student shows up in my service computation date. I don’t know if retirement deductions were taken from my pay. I was half-time or less during the school year, but full time in the summers.

Q. I was a federal retired disabled annuitant from Aug. 14, 2013 until May 31, 2015, when I was hired by the State Department after receiving a kidney transplant six months ago. The human resources department says the 20 months of disability retirement constitutes as a break in service; they have recalculated my previous Service Computation Date of July 17, 2000 to May 4, 2002. I was told by OPM that my disability does not count as a break in service. Is this accurate? If not can you direct me to the Fed Regs to dispute this? 

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