Q. I will be 55 years old in a couple of months with 35 years of CSRS service. I would like to retire and return to work as a contractor. Is it possible to return as a contractor for my current organization or will I need to be separated from my current organization for a period of time? Also, would my retirement pension be reduced if I return to work as a contractor?
A. You’ll have to check with your agency’s ethics officer to find out if there would be any conflict that would bar you from doing that.