Browsing: retirement system

Q. I have been employed with the Department of Homeland Security in the Transportation Security Administration for just under five years. I am planning to leave federal service to obtain field experience in the private sector with ambitions to return to the federal system with the FBI. 1. Are there any specific impacts of leaving service before the five-year milestone? 2. Are there specific do’s and don’t’s when leaving with intent to return to service? 3. Will the time I have invested stay with me when I rejoin the system? 4. Do I need to resume service within a certain…

Q. I have been employed with the Department of Homeland Security in the Transportation Security Administration for just under five years. I am planning to leave federal service to obtain field experience in the private sector with ambitions to return to the federal system with the FBI. 1. Are there any specific impacts of leaving service before the five-year milestone? 2. Are there specific do’s and don’t’s when leaving with intent to return to service? 3. Will the time I have invested stay with me when I rejoin the system? 4. Do I need to resume service within a certain…

Q. I recently accepted a two-year term position in a federal department. I have nearly nine years of service in the Army. Since the term position is guaranteed to end in two years, is there any value in my buying back my military time for retirement? A. Only if you were to be employed for five years. That’s the minimum amount of time you’d need to be employed to be vested in the retirement system.