Browsing: rehire

Q. I am 50 years old with 30 years of service. I plan on resigning from my federal government job. In three to five years, I will try to be rehired at age 54 or 55. What will happen to my sick leave balance? Also, as I understand it, I will be able to retire normally at my minimum retirement age (56) if rehired. There appears to be no minimum amount of time I need to be re-employed with the federal government to retire as long as I meet MRA and the 30-year requirement. My health insurance will be good also…

Q. I worked for federal government for 20 years under CSRS, then resigned in 1997 and left my retirement contributions in CSRS, understanding that I could start to receive an annuity at age 62.  Since that time, I have worked for 15 years for state government, paying into Social Security. If I were to return to federal service, into which retirement system would I be placed? What would the benefits be to returning to federal service as far as retirement benefits concerning CSRS and Social Security? A. Because you left your contributions in the retirement fund, you would be eligible…

Q. My wife may have an opportunity for a position overseas (nongovernment) for a three- to four-year appointment. I work in a specialized field at the National Institutes of Health, so a government position in my field would be unlikely. If we were to move, what steps could I take to either come back to work at NIH or at least keep my GS status.  I have 10 years in and don’t want to lose any benefits. A government job overseas might be possible, just not in my field, and I would definitely want to come back to NIH when…

Q. I spent 20 years in the Navy and am currently receiving my pension from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and a 30 percent disability pension from the Veterans Affairs Department. In 1991, I began my employment with federal government under FERS. In 2009, I applied for disability due to my health condition. I spent 18½ years in federal service.  In June 2009, I began receiving my disability pay from the Office of Personnel Management, computed based on 60 percent of my high-3 for the first 12 months and 40 percent thereafter until I reached age 62. I will…

Q. I retired (not by choice) with 31 years under CSRS as a discontinued service retiree from Aug. 2, 2011, through Dec. 17, 2011. I was placed on priority placement program since I declined my transfer of work to Fort Lee, Va., and subsequently was rehired into the federal workforce Dec. 19, 2011, as a GS-09 (I was a GS-11 at retirement). Therefore, I am losing about $500 per month. I am beginning to think I would have been better off staying a DSR. How does my CSRS annuity work now? I want to know how long it will be…

Q. I am biological research technician retiring from the Veterans Affairs Department on May 31. My boss wants to stay involved with the laboratory training new students in molecular biology. He wants to rehire me two days per week after I retire. Is this possible without affecting my annuity? A. Unless you can be appointed under either an exceptional needs authority or on a limited time appointment, the salary of your new position would be offset by the amount of your annuity. Your boss can only propose that; only your agency can decide if that’s appropriate.

Q: I was a Civil Service Retirement System employee who quit after eight years of service to take care of my ailing mother. After the what I believe is the three year window for rehire into CSRS, I never tried to go back. It has been 20 years. Recently, I have heard of a legal case that might allow me to be rehired under CSRS. Under what circumstances could I now go back as a CSRS rehire? When I was hired originally in 1981, I was eligible for a GS-9, but took a much lower grade so I could get…