Q. I worked for the federal government as a civil servant from 1984 to 1989, when I resigned as a GS-13 to take a private-sector job. I am now considering a return to government service at the same grade/level as when I left.
1. Will the five years I worked previously be credited toward my retirement (anticipated in 2018) for a total of 10 years of service? I was under FERS for my previous five-year employment.
2. Will my vacation be reinstated at the same rate (hours per pay period) as when I left federal service? I believe I was accruing vacation at an annual rate of 20 days a year?
3. When I left, I had 50 to 60 days of unused sick leave. Does that get reinstated?
A. 1. Yes. However, if you received a refund of your retirement contributions when you left, you’d have to repay that money plus accrued interest to get credit for that time in your annuity computation.