Applying for internal FERS position after three years out


Q. I retired from the VA hospital three years ago with 25 years in FERS. Can I apply for a position advertised as open to internal employees only?

A. I doubt it because you aren’t a current employee. However, you’ll have check with your agency to see what it has to say.


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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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