Credit for Military Service Under Civilian Federal Employee Retirement Systems [March 9, 2009] [open pdf - 169KB]
This report outlines the pension benefits afforded to federal employees with permanent appointments under two specific retirement plans: the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) and the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), as well as the rules under which military service will be credited toward a civilian federal retirement annuity. From the Document: "Congress has amended the laws that govern the conditions under which periods of military service can be credited toward a civil service pension several times over the years, mainly to coordinate civil service retirement benefits with benefits earned under Social Security. The specific rules under which military service will be credited toward a civilian federal retirement annuity depend on the years in which the military service was performed, the date on which the employee was hired, and the retirement system in which the employee is enrolled."
CRS Report for Congress, R40428