Credit for annual reserve training


Q: I heard you could receive FERS retirement credit for the two-week annual training sessions of reserve duty. If so, what records are needed, and where can former reservists obtain them?

A: You already received credit for that time. 5 U.S.C. 6323 (a) provides 15 days per fiscal year for active duty, active duty training and inactive duty training. You can’t get credit for it twice.


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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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