Law enforcement retirement


Q. I’ve been an employee for more than 30 years. However, four of my permanent years were taken away from the law enforcement 20-year retirement. So I have 18.5 years of LE retirement. My age is 60. Is there talk of an early-out for National Park Service employees? I need to wait for the LE retirement to kick in as I would get almost twice as much in retirement.

A. First, you would need to have 20 years of LEO service to be entitled to the higher annuity computation. Second, we haven’t heard anything about early retirement offers or buyouts at the National Park Service.


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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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