Hazard pay and high-3


Q. I am a wage grade employee contemplating retirement under CSRS. I work with explosives and draw hazard pay. Is hazard pay included in my high-3 or does it affect my retirement calculations?

A. Hazardous duty pay isn’t included when determining your highest three consecutive years of average salary.


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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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