Ask The Experts: Retirement

By Reg Jones

Furlough exemptions

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Q. I have been told by some people that because they retired before the end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30), they were exempt from the furlough which is due to begin July 8 and go through the 30th. Can you verify this information?

A. No, I can’t. Sounds like an urban rumor.


  1. grumpy Says:
    July 5th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I can’t comment for all agencies, but the DoD will require furloughs beginning next week.

    Anyone retiring by Friday, 12 July will have to take only one day. Every week hence forth will require an additional day until the end of Sept, barring any unforeseen events, such as congress actually doing their jobs.