By Reg Jones
June 23rd, 2010 | EMPLOYMENT
Q: I have worked for the federal government since February 2008 when I was hired as a temporary employee. In September 2009, the job converted to permanent. Is there any way to buy back my temporary time so that I could reach career status sooner?
A: No, there isn’t. You can’t make a deposit to get credit for any period of non-deduction service occurring on or after Jan. 1, 1989.
September 27th, 2010 at 2:12 pm
You apparently can buy back temporary / term time served prior to 1989 – the law just changed in fall of 2009 – but the Federal human resources folks are not up to speed on this yet. I learned this at a Federal Employees Retirement seminar.