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Retirement Information & Services

Pre-Retirement FAQ

It’s never too early to start planning for retirement in order to ensure it goes well.  Here you will find "Frequently Asked Questions" to help plan for retirement.

Retire in Five Years - You should begin planning several years before the date you have set for retirement so that you will know what is required to continue certain benefits into retirement.

Retire in One Year – Here are specific things you should do to get ready for retirement.

Less than One Year to Retirement – As the time gets near, ensure you are ready

Retirement Eligibility - View the eligibility requirements for the many types of CSRS and FERS retirements.

Applying for Retirement – Here is the retirement process for employees retirement under the non-automated retirement system that is being replaced by the new “Retirement System Modernization” system during 2008 and 2009.

Becoming Disabled -- Frequently Asked Questions aobut becoming Disabled as a Federal Employee.