Phased Retirement: How You Can Participate
In 2014, OPM created an opportunity for full-time federal employees to work a part-time schedule while receiving federal retirement benefits known as Phased Retirement. This allows managers and administrative staff to lighten their heavy work load, all the while training others to one day take their place.
Phased Retirement Eligibility
- Must be eligible for immediate federal retirement.
- For CSRS employees, one must have at least 30 years of service and at least age 55, or 20 years of service at age 60.
- For FERS employees, one must have at least 30 years of service and at minimum retirement age or 20 years of service at age 60.