Re-employment after buyout


Q. I took a buyout with the Postal Service in January. Can I get back on with the Postal Service? And do I have to pay back the partial buyout I have already received?

A. If you return to work for the federal government before five years have gone by, you will have to repay the entire amount of your buyout no later than the day before you do that.


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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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