By Reg Jones
March 2nd, 2011 | PAY
Q: I heard you could receive FERS retirement credit for the two-week annual training sessions of reserve duty. If so, what records are needed, and where can former reservists obtain them?
A: You already received credit for that time. 5 U.S.C. 6323 (a) provides 15 days per fiscal year for active duty, active duty training and inactive duty training. You can’t get credit for it twice.
November 3rd, 2011 at 11:56 am
This person’s question needs to be clarified before you can assume the proper answer.
The answer to this question is only correct IF the individual is asking about his 2-week annual training performed while federally employed. But the answer is not correct IF the individual is asking about any 2-week periods of annual training performed prior to his/her federal employment.
Under FERS, if he has federal active duty performed as a Reservist prior to his federal employment, he would have to pay the military deposit (under FERS) to receive service credit for retirement eligibility & the computation of his future FERS pension.