Part time employment


Q: I have 20 years of full time service. I want to stay employed and plan to go part time. Will this have a serious negative impact on me?

A: How significant it will be depends on the number of part-time hours you work and how long you do that. Go to and scroll down to the FERS section. There you’ll find the method used to compute an annuity that includes part-time service.


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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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