By Reg Jones
December 11th, 2012 | Uncategorized
Q. I worked one year at the veterans hospital in Palo Alto, then joined the Navy. I am exploring retirement from the Navy after 26 years of good service. Can I link my federal service toward military retirement? Every year of military service means 2.5 percent more toward retirement. Most people are asking about the opposite.
October 3rd, 2012 | Uncategorized
Q. Does the time I worked as an RCA/AUX mail carrier count toward my retirement under FERS? I was hired in USPS in 1995 and just got a full-time carrier job this year. Some have said I should buy that time back; some have said I can’t buy that time back; and some say it will count anyway.
A. Yes, Rural Carrier Auxiliary employment does count toward retirement, but only if you make a deposit to the retirement system for that service.