By Reg Jones
Q: With the impending increase to our Federal Employees Retirement System contributions, can anyone opt out of FERS?
A: There isn’t an impending increase in FERS contributions, only proposals. Whether anyone would be able to opt out if such a change were made would depend on the wording in the law. However, such a provision would be highly unlikely.
July 7th, 2011 at 12:24 pm
I think everyone can opt out … you can quite your job and go private industry or retire … if you work for the Feds those are the only two ways to not participate in FERS … but hey what do I know.