Career status


Q: Does time spent working in a congressional office have any bearing on status (career, career conditional, etc.) when applying for an agency civilian job?

A: If you take a job with a federal agency, any time spent as a congressional employee will be treated as creditable federal civilian service for all purposes. Whether the position you fill would be career or non-career depends entirely on the nature of the appointment.


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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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