Q. I spent three years working for the Veterans Affairs Department at a work-study position. Does this time qualify as nondeduction service (that is, temporary or intermittent service) performed before Jan. 1, 1989, that would be creditable under 5 U.S.C. 8332 if a deposit for such service is made. Does this count toward my Federal Employees Retirement System retirement eligibility or annuity computation? If so how do I make a deposit for this time if necessary.
A. To find out if that time is creditable, fill out a copy of Standard Form 3108, Application to make Service Credit Payment, and send it to OPM, Retirement Services and Management Group, PO Box 45, Boyers, PA 16017-0045. You can get a copy of the form from your personnel office or download one at www.opm.gov/forms. OPM will let you know if that time is creditable and, if so, the amount of the deposit you’d need to make.