Q. I have been under FERS law enforcement officer provision for 13 years. I am planning to change my job to another federal position which is not covered under LEO provision.
I am 43 and plan to retire at my minimum retirement age of 57 with total of 27 years of federal service (13 LEO and 14 non -LEO).
When I retire at my MRA, what will be the retirement calculation for 13 years of LEO service — 1.7 percent per year or standard 1 percent?
A. Your annuity will be computed using the standard formula (0.01 x high-3 x years of service). Only those who have completed 20 years of covered service will have their annuities computed using the more generous formula.