Retirement before downsizing


Q: If I meet the requirements for retirement (I am 65 with 20 years), and I get caught in my agency downsizing, will I get a chance to retire or will I lose my retirement benefits and have to leave the federal government?

A: Yes, you will be able to retire.


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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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