Second retirement


Q: I retired from the Air Force after 27 years of service. I have now been working for TSA for three years for a total of 30 years of federal service. When will I be eligible for retirement from TSA and does my time in the Air Force count toward a future retirement?

A: You will be eligible to retire when you have five years of civilian employment. You will only receive credit for your years of active duty service if you make a deposit to the civilian retirement fund and, at retirement, waive your military retired pay.


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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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