Military service and CSRS annuity


Q: Can a Civil Service Retirement System rehired annuitant be hired for an Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) position? I am eligible for CSRS retirement next month and my military unit has an opening that is AGR, Title 32 active-duty military. Can I draw CSRS retirement and work full-time in Title 32 status?

A: Accepting an active-duty position in the armed forces should have no effect on your CSRS annuity. Whether your CSRS annuity would have any effect on your military pay is something you’ll have to explore with your branch of service. My guess is that it wouldn’t; however, Title 32 falls outside my field of knowledge, which is Title 5.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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