Q. I will have 30 years in service on Aug. 8, 2018. I will apply for retirement under the Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA) at that time and see where the dart hits the dartboard. I will be 49 years old (plus a few days) — young enough to perhaps move onto something else. Is there anything I should know?
A. You can’t apply for a VERA. You can only agree to retire if your agency is authorized to offer a VERA and your position is included in that offer.