Ask The Experts: Retirement

By Reg Jones

Wrong retirement system?

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Q. I am 59 with 29 years of service under FERS.  I have a service computation date of Dec. 17, 1983, due to other part-time work with the government. I started with the government in May 1984 on this job. Am I allowed to buy back and make deposits toward this time? Is there any way I can change over to CSRS? I don’t remember begin given a choice.

A. Because it appears that you didn’t have five years of actual CSRS service before FERS became effective on Jan. 1, 1987, you would automatically have been placed in FERS.

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