Nearing retirement? You are probably in the CSRS. Be thankful; you are in a system that is a remnant of America’s golden economic age.
What are the considerations in deciding when to retire? Should you wait until the end of the year? Which year? Which month? Here is an explanation of some major factors to consider in your decision.
CSRS employees get credit for unused sick leave when they retire which can create confusion for employees under FERS.