Best retirement date


Q. I am a FERS employee with 27 years of service, age 66. I would like to retire the end of May. Would the best date to retire be May 30 or June 1?

A. If you retire at the end of May, you will be on the annuity roll in June. If you retire on June 1, you won’t be on the annuity roll until July 1.


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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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