Browsing: Termination

Q. I’m 63 years old with 17 years with the federal government. Can I lose my pension if I get fired for misconduct? A. No, you can’t. Under 5 U.S. Code 8312, employees can only lose their pension if they are convicted of such offenses as gathering or delivering defense information to a foreign government, treason, insurrection, sedition, conspiracy or advocating the overthrow of the government.

Q. I have been on leave without pay since October 2014, and my employer just terminated me Sept. 1, 2016, but is offering me a severance package. Why are they now saying they have to look in the archive manual timecards to calculate my severance, if no monies were paid to me since then?