Retirement calculation


Q. I am a FERS employee planning on retiring at age 65, when I will have 15 years of federal civilian employment. I also paid the deposit to purchase six years of active duty. Can my six years of purchased active duty be combined with my 15 federal civilian years, to be eligible for the Age 62 or Older at Separation With 20 or More Years of Service higher 1.1% FERS formula?

A. Yes.


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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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