Retirement date


Q. On Jan. 29, BEST received my package requesting retirement April 30. Should I change the date to March 31 to dodge the sequestration mess?

A. As the old song goes, “Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be. The future’s not ours to see. Que sera, sera.” In other words, you’re on your own.


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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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