Q. Is there a part-time retirement option? That is, can I work part time in my current job as a civil servant (and be paid at my current salary accordingly) and be retired the other part of the time (and collect some fraction of my retirement annuity)? I am under the CSRS with 40 years (at NASA). A. A law was recently passed that would allow that; however, regulations and guidance haven’t been issued. Even when they are, it will be up to each agency to determine if it wishes to use that provision of law and in which situations.