Q. I entered active duty with the Army on Sept. 16, 2002, and got an honorable discharge for medical reasons on Nov. 5, 2003. Those dates were recorded on my DD-214. I joined the federal civilian workforce in May 2004, and that federal agency calculated my service computation date as March 12, 2003. I think this calculation is wrong. If it is, which documents should I reference to have this corrected? And whom should I contact for the correction, as I just transferred to another federal agency?
A. You’ll find the definition of creditable service and the methodology used for crediting it at www.opm.gov/feddata/gppa/GPPA06.pdf. If you have any questions, ask your agency to show you how they applied that methodology to your case.