Ehren Clovis

Ehren Clovis

Ehren Clovis retired from federal service after a career as a Benefits Specialist. She dealt with the employees of many federal agencies, and acquired broad knowledge and experience with federal benefits, including the special retirement provisions for federal Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs). Now she presents retirement and benefits training for federal employees through Federal Career Experts, Inc., and counsels individual clients through her home business, Federal Benefits On Call.

The Best Day to Retire in 2015

The author says that while you can retire on any date that you choose, there may be some advantages to retiring at certain times of the month or year. She shares her opinions as to which dates she believes may be best dates for federal employees to consider retiring.

What is the Best Date to Retire?

I am planing to retire this FY. I am trying to determine if hanging until Jan. 10, 2015 for full lump sum (448 hours) is a better option than going 12/31/14 which would obviously get my annuity started 1 month earlier.

Calculating Your High Three Salary

Does OPM base the CSRS retirement calculation on an employee’s high-three annual BASE PAY or LOCALITY PAY when determining the annual retirement payment?