Service toward retirement


Q: I work for the federal government. I’m a GS with 13 years of service.
I worked part time for NAF in the past, and I stayed with their retirement
plan and 401(k) plan. Will the federal government count the
years that I worked for NAF in with my retirement?

A: No, unless you meet the criteria spelled out on OPM’s website at


About Author

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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