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11/03/10

Civil Service Retirement System
CSRS STUDY SHEET

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TYPE MINIMUM AGE MINIMUM SERVICE
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OPTIONAL
62 5

60 20
55 30
*50 *20
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*Special requirements-employee must retire under a special
provision for law enforcement officers, firefighters or FERS
air traffic controllers. Back
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EARLY VOLUNTARY ANY AGE 25
50 20 _____________________________________________________________

Special requirements-employee's organization must be undergoing
a major reorganization, transfer of function (TOF) or
reduction-in-force (RIF). OPM approval must be obtained to
conduct these "early-outs".    Back
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DISCONTINUED ANY AGE 25
SERVICE 50 20 ______________________________________________________________

Special requirements-employee's separation must be involuntary
and not for misconduct or delinquency. Employee must receive
a specific letter and not decline a reasonable offer. Upon
receipt of the specific letter, employee can resign
immediately-not waiting for the results of a RIF.  Back
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DEFERRED 62 5 _____________________________________________________________

Special requirements-employee must not have withdrawn
retirement contributions subsequent to separation from Federal
Service. If an employee is age 61, 11 months on date of
separation, the deferred retirement annuity would commence on
the first day of the month following separation. This
retirement should be treated as optional, not deferred. The
SF-50 is still issued as a resignation. Employee should
contact OPM 60 days prior to reaching age 62.  Back
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DISABILITY ANY AGE 5 ______________________________________________________________

Special requirements-employee must be disabled because of
disease or injury which prevents performance of useful and
efficient service in the current position or in a vacant
position at the same grade or pay level. NOTE: Employees
covered by CSRS-offset or FERS must apply for a Social
Security disability.    Back