By Bill Bransford
August 13th, 2012 | Uncategorized
Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
I have 35 years of service with the U.S. Postal Service. I am under CSRS, 63 years old, and looking to retire soon. If I submit my paperwork now and then a buyout is offered before my retirement date, will I be able to take advantage of the buyout, or should I wait until the buyout is offered before I submit my paperwork?
You should wait until the buyout is offered. If you announce early, your agency can simply deny the buyout.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.
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jimbo 39 Says:
August 15th, 2012 at 6:51 am
Are you sure? It is our understanding that we can pull our papers right up till our retirement date. Why would they make you resubmit?