Q. I worked for nonappropriated fund for three years and received a business-based separation in 1993. I went to work for appropriated fund within two weeks of my separation. I started as a temporary GS-5 and then changed to VRA. Why does this time not count toward my retirement?
A. You’ll find an explanation at www.opm.gov/retirement-services/benefits-officers-center/aids/#url=NAFI.