Q: I am eligible for retirement under CSRS in October. Civilians at a local base are being polled to see how many would be interested in early retirement. Since they are under another command, we have not had that same opportunity. I kid with my supervisor about it, and he says that even if we were polled and I applied for early retirement, he could prevent it. Is that correct?
A: If your agency offered you an opportunity to retire early or receive a buyout, there isn’t anything your supervisor could do to prevent you from accepting the offer.