What will happen to a federal employee’s annuity in the event of a divorce? The answer is not always clear–even after a decision from OPM and the MSPB as demonstrated by this case.
The federal retirement system can be complex and confusing. Add a divorce into the mix, and the confusion and complexity increase. Here is a recent case that shows how confusing the issue of a survivor annuity can become as a result of a divorce.
CSRS employees get credit for unused sick leave when they retire which can create confusion for employees under FERS.