Q: I submitted a date of my intended retirement to my supervisor and prior to my retirement, my division hired my replacement as an over-hire for training in my position. However, I want to delay my retirement date for about six to 12 months. Now my question is do I have a job position?
A: In all likelihood, you don’t. While you can withdraw your application to retire on the date your specified, your agency can decline your request if it has a valid reason, and provides it to you in writing. Having already filled the position would appear to qualify as a valid reason. You need to talk with your management to see if there are any other options available to you.