CSRS Creditable Service

Determining the amount of your CSRS creditable service is a key element in planning for your retirement.

It is important to realize that while some service is creditable towards your retirement eligibility, it is not necessarily creditiable towards computing your CSRS annnuity.

What Is a CSRS / FERS Redeposit and When Is It Required?
Edward A. Zurndorfer, CFP
Payment of a redeposit is not required in determining an employee's eligibility to retire. But with some employees a redeposit may be required in order for the withdrawn service time be used in the employee's annuity computation [ MORE ]

What Is a Deposit and When Is It Required? CSRS and CSRS-Offset
Edward A. Zurndorfer, CFP
Learn whether a CSRS or CSRS-Offset covered employee is required to make a deposit to get retirement credit for time served and the important consequences if a deposit is not made. Practical examples are included [ MORE ]

CSRS Creditable Service Flow Chart
Confused about the complicated rules for CSRS Creditable Service?  Use this handy flow chart. To download a PDF version of this A [ MORE ]

CSRS: Procedures for Making a Civilian Service Deposit or Redeposit
Below are the typical steps for making a CSRS civilian service deposit or redeposit. Step 1:  Obtain form SF 2803, Application to Make Dep [ MORE ]

CSRS Part-Time Service Credit
Part-time service performed before or after April 7, 1986 determines credit for annuity computation. [ MORE ]

CSRS Redeposit Service (Refunded Service)
Employees pays the government back for retirement contributions that were previously withdrawn. [ MORE ]

CSRS: Military Service Credit (Military Service "Buy-Back")
As a general rule, military service is creditable, provided it was active duty and ended with an honorable discharge [ MORE ]

CSRS Unused Sick Leave Credit
As an employee under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), you can accrue an unlimited amount of unused sick leave. If you retire on an immediate annuit [ MORE ]

How to Convert Unused Sick Leave Into Additional Service (CSRS)
Table for converting unused sick leave into additional service. [ MORE ]