Can LEO Employees Extend Their Service Outside of Law Enforcement to Become Eligible for the 1.1% Annuity Computation?

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By on February 22, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments

Q: Is it possible for an employee who did the 20 year minimum in a law enforcement (LEO) agency to lateral over to a non-LEO capacity to continue working to 62, or earn 30 working years? If so, will said employee be eligible for the 1.1% annuity calculation instead of the 1%, earned after the 20 years of 1.7% as an LEO?

A:

  1. Yes it is possible to transfer to a non-LEO position to extend your service.
  2. No it will not make one eligible for the 1.1% factor.  Those covered under the special provisions for LEOs, etc. are specifically excluded from the 1.1% computation factor.

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John Grobe is President of Federal Career Experts, a consulting firm that specializes in federal retirement and career transition issues. He is also affiliated with TSP Safety Net. John retired from federal service after 25 years of progressively more responsible human resources positions. He is the author of Understanding the Federal Retirement Systems and Career Transition: A Guide for Federal Employees, both published by the Federal Management Institute. Federal Career Experts provides pre-retirement seminars for a wide variety of federal agencies.

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