Furlough and mandatory retirement age


Q. If I am sequestered and removed from my position for one day every two weeks, will that affect my mandatory retirement date as a law enforcement officer in the Bureau of Prisons? It would seem to me that if 57 years of age is the issue, then by removal of 26 duty days per year, I should be extended 26 days past my mandatory retirement date. Also, I will be 26 days short of satisfying my year of service, so my anniversary date for service or entrance on duty date becomes flexible and will be moving forward away from my established date.

A. It will have no effect on your mandatory retirement date.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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