Q: I am a Federal Employees Retirement Service employee and bought back many years of military service. Since Sept. 11, 2001, I have been called back to active service enough times to get an immediate military retirement (22 years) as a reservist. What will this do to my FERS retirement? I have paid all my military time in FERS.
A: It won’t make a difference. You’ll be able to receive both your FERS annuity and reserved retired pay with no reduction in either.