Q. I have 17 years of prior service in the United States Postal Service under CSRS, and I’m employed by the state of New York. I would like to know if there is a way to combine my federal and state times. A. There isn’t. FYI: If you didn’t take a refund of your retirement contributions when you left the Postal Service, you could apply for a deferred CSRS annuity at age 62.
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Q: I retired from the Navy after serving 20 years. I now work for the state of Georgia. Will my service in state government be the same as working for the federal government? Can I receive a pension from the state after 10 years (which will be 30 years of total service, in 2018)? A: No, it won’t be the same as working for the federal government. The two forms of employment aren’t interchangeable. You’ll have to check with your state to find out if any of your military service would be creditable and what the requirements are to retire…
Q: I currently work for the federal government. I previously worked for a state hospital back in the ’70s. Will/can that state time count towards my retirement? A: No, your work for the state hospital won’t count.