Q. Have you heard when OPM might come up with some guidelines regarding FERS redeposit? When I try to contact OPM, they just say there are no guidelines yet and to contact your agency’s retirement section. When I contact my agency’s retirement section, they say OPM doesn’t have any guidelines yet. So my question is, any idea when we might hear something?
A. I don’t have a firm date. However, effective immediately, OPM is accepting the current FERS Application to Make a Deposit, SF 3108, from employees wanting to make a FERS redeposit. You must indicate on the application that the period of service was refunded. They don’t want you to submit a payment with your application because if you do that before OPM calculates the deposit amount and establishes an account , they won’t have any way of identifying the payment and applying it correctly.