Working on contract after retirement


Q. I retired in May 2011. I’d like to work for a company that held a contract with us when I was a government employee. Is there a law or a statute of limitations that would hinder/stop me from working with the contractor on a contract with my old agency?

A. The Office of Government Ethics has a publication that may help you understand what you can and can’t do after retirement. You’ll find it at


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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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