Service computation date and military academy time


Q. I am an Army retiree (July 2011) with 21 years and am serving as an Army civilian in Germany.

I recently bought back my military academy time in FERS. According to CPAC, they are not authorized to adjust my service computation date for leave accrual because of my retired military status. I do not believe this to be correct, since my service academy time did not count toward my military retirement.

What must I do to have OPM credit the 35 months of service academy time toward my service computation date?

A. CPAC is correct. The service computation date for officers is the date they graduate from a military service academy.


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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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