Leaving firefighter retirement


Q. I have 11 years as a primary firefighter covered under FERS. I am thinking of applying to a nonfirefighter covered position. Can I come back to a primary or secondary firefighter position and still be covered under the special firefighter position? Even if I am past 37 years old?

A. You could if anyone would hire you into a covered position. However, the longer you wait before returning, the less likely that would be.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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