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Service computation date and temporary position

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Q. I was originally hired in a temporary position by the federal government. I have heard that temporary time doesn’t count toward retirement. However, on my leave and earnings statement, the service computation date is from the time of hire into the government system. Does my time toward retirement count from my service computation date, or does it begin when I transferred into a nontemporary position?

Temporary employment and service computation date

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Q. I served four years in the military on active duty and seven years in the reserves. I was hired as an Army civilian temp in 1991 and was kept until 1993, then laid off. Then I was called back in 2004 as permanent employee under FERS. I paid back the deposit for four years of military time, and they processed a new SCD Merge and Purge of OPF complete. Now my SF50 action gives a service computation date of 1998 (leave). The EBIS preliminary retirement report says my SCD is 2000. The left hand isn’t speaking to the right…

Pre-1989 nondeduction service and buyback

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Q. I worked as a temp from 1989 to 1994, when I was finally hired permanent, paying into FERS. What measure was passed disallowing me to deposit (make up) my FERS payment after Jan. 1, 1989? I’m losing five years toward my FERS retirement date while others before 1989 are allowed to buy back. It doesn’t seem fair that some can buy back their temp time and other can’t. I suspect during the hiring freeze in those days, there would be too many buying back those years, correct?

GS pay

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Q. I was a term employee for one year and my term expired on Dec. 19. I was a GS-6 Step 7. I got an offer for a temporary position Jan. 11, but it comes with a $7,000 reduction in pay, and I was informed that it was management’s choice on whether to honor my previous salary. Can they do this? I am doing the same job that I was doing before, just for a different organization on the installation. My biggest concern is that I am disabled veteran over 30 percent, as well as on the spousal priority placement…

Service computation date

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Q. I started in the government on Feb. 21, 1984, as a full-time equivalent temporary employee not to exceed one year but managed to get another job in November of that year — FTE, 18 months to three years — which became a permanent job. FICA was being taken out of my pays. What will be my service computation date for retirement purposes? I will have 29 years next month and be 56 years old. My personnel office is telling me January 1987. I am under FERS. A. Your agency is correct. Unless you make a deposit for that period of…

Re-employment and sick leave carryover

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Q. My husband was a temporary federal employee for the Defense Department for five years. He was laid off in August. He had two years of military service, which he bought that time back, so in essence he has seven years of federal service. He is 60 years old. He put 10 percent of his salary in the Thrift Savings Plan. Should he leave that money in TSP or put it in another vehicle? Also, when he reaches retirement age (62), will he receive a pension for the seven years of federal service? He left DoD with a sick leave…

Career status and temporary position

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Q. I am considering taking a State Department full-time temporary excepted appointment NTE 13 months with no re-employment benefits. I am a career-status employee with the federal government. State requires a four-day break between my current position and beginning service with them. How does this affect my retirement benefits and my career status? Will I not be considered career status when I apply for new jobs after my temporary position comes to an end? A. When you separate from the government, if you are covered by the Federal Employees Health Benefits and/or Federal Employees Group Life Insurance programs, you will…

Temporary position

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Q. I was a federal employee for over 10 years. Someone once told me if I take a temporary position with the government, I will lose my years toward retirement as if I never worked for the government. Can I accept a temporary position without jeopardizing my years? If I accept a temporary position, will I still be considered a reinstatement? Also, if I accepted a temporary position, can I still apply for and get a permanent position? A. Whoever told you that taking a temporary position would cancel your prior years of federal service was mistaken. You can take a temporary…

Temporary position and retirement annuity

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Q. I am retired under CSRS. If I were to accept a temporary or term position (i.e. NTE one year), would my salary be offset by my retirement or would I be able to collect both? A. Unless you were hired into one of those rare positions that allowed you to receive your annuity and the salary of your new job, your salary would be offset by the amount of your annuity.

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