FERS Creditable Service

FERS Refund of Employee Retirement Contributions
Edward A. Zurndorfer, CFP - July 13, 2009
Learn the ins and outs of how a refund payment is made for a FERS employee's retirement contributions when the employee leaves federal service before he or she is able to retire. Practical examples are provided [ MORE ]

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 But with some employees a redeposit may be required in order for the withdrawn service time be used in the employee's annuity computation [ MORE ]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? FERS and "Trans" FERS
Edward A. Zurndorfer, CFP
Learn whether a FERS or FERS Transfer 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 ]

FERS: Military Service Credit (Military Service "Buy-Back")
As a general rule, all honorable active duty military service is potentially creditable under FERS. Exceptions: Employees in receipt of military retired pay rec [ MORE ]

FERS Redeposit Service (Refunded Service)
One of the benefit law changes resulting from the recent passage of the 2010 Defense Authorization Act (DAA) is that effective immediately, those employees covered by the Federal Employees Re [ MORE ]

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

FERS Deposit Service (Non-Deduction Service)
Time employee worked for federal government but there were no dedeductions for FERS retirement [ MORE ]

FERS Sick Leave Credit
UPDATE - October 29, 2009
Federal workers under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) will now be able to count their unused sick leave as creditable service in calculating their retirement annuity. But what does that mean in real numbers to FERS employees soon to retire? [ MORE ]