Q. I have been trying to get a straight answer for years on a matter. I spent 11 months as a U.S. Probation Officer, which comes under federal law enforcement officer retirement, and then moved to the FBI as a Special Agent. I was told early in my career that the first position as U.S. Probation Officer did not count toward LEO retirement because I had a two month break in service. Later I was told it did count. Does it count?
Q. I worked for the Long Beach Naval shipyard from 1980 thru 1995, when they had a reduction in force. I chose to leave and was paid a severance when I elected not to go into the Personnel Placement program. What retirement benefits are available to me and where can I find out more information? I am currently 56 years old and am looking to retire soon.
Q. I understand that my FERS annuity doesn’t receive COLA increases until age 62. When I do turn 62 does my annuity only increase with subsequent COLA increases or is there a “catch-up” adjustment as well?
Q. An employee began work in the United States Postal Service in December 1990. If removed for misconduct, can this employee retire now (March 2018) and still collect FERS retirement including Special Retirement Supplement? While appealing the removal with MSPB?