Postal Service retirement


Q. I am a 51-year-old FERS employee with 23 years of service. Under the Postal Service’s POStPLan, postmasters will receive a reduction-in-force notice in September 2014 if they have not been promoted or found another job. My post office will be turned from a full-time office to a noncareer part-time position, which I can’t work, abolishing my position. If I do not get a written job offer by Sept. 30, 2014, is discontinue service retirement available to me?

A. Yes, because you will be at least age 50 and have at least 20 years of service.


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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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