Q. If I have repaid my military service deposit but then resign from federal service, can I request a refund of the military service deposit? Also, if my agency is offering Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay, does the military service deposit count toward the VSIP buyout?
Q. Due to reaching my mandatory removal date while on an Active Guard Reserve tour, I did not have the necessary active-duty time of 20 years to earn a full Army retirement. I was eligible for Army Separation Pay, which I received in 1998. Upon reaching age 60 in 2008, I began to pay back the separation pay so that I would be eligible for Army retirement pay. I have been an Army Civil Service employee since March 2004 and my organization has offered a Voluntary Early Retirement Authority/Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay. Am I eligible for it?
Q. I would like to know if the prohibition from working for a personnel services contract also applies to all other type of contracts (nonpersonnel services contract) after receiving a Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay?
Q. I am a Defense Department FERS civilian. There’s a chance that where I am may offer a voluntary early retirement with an incentive of up to $25,000. If I decide to do an early retirement and receive up to $25,000, can I add that money onto my annuity?
Q. I am a retired civil servant with Defense Department. I served for more than 28 years. I retired in June 2012 under FERS with a Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay. I am considering re-employment with DoD. 1. Will I be given credit for my 28 years of service? 2. Will I be able to contribute to FERS and the Thrift Savings Plan again? 3. Will I receive eight hours of annual leave again? 4. Will I be protected from a reduction in force because I am receiving an annuity? 5. Is it best to cancel my annuity if I return…
Q. I am considering requesting a Voluntary Early Retirement Authority/Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay and being off the rolls by March 31. My service computation date is Feb. 28, 1982 (CSRS and FERS). On Feb. 28, 2014, I will have 32 years of combined service (CSRS and FERS). On April 11, 2014, I will be 58 years old. I transferred to FERS on March 30, 1994. Therefore, I will have 20 years under FERS on March 30, 2014. I previously withdrew all of my retirement funds from CSRS, and never paid them back. I understand that although I did not repay…
Q. I am a Defense Department FERS civilian with 22 years of government service, age 58. My organization is offering a Voluntary Early Retirement Authority/Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay. 1. Will I be eligible for the special retirement supplement until age 62? 2. Will my retirement pay be reduced for every year under the age of 62?
Q. I am a CSRS Offset employee with 30 years of service at age 55. If a Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay is offered and I’m accepted, can I use that money to buy back time — first year of federal service and two years of term employment in middle of my career (FICA-covered only) — to use toward my pension? I understand the years only paid to FICA apply to my total number of years but not toward my pension benefit.
Q. I plan to retire May 31, 2014. 1. How soon can I submit my retirement package? 2. If a Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay is offered before my retirement date, can I amend the date to get the VSIP?