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Active Employees - Planning Your Retirement

When to Apply for Retirement

Please review the Retirement Planning guide for your pension system on this website, as well as the other information provided. Once you have completed the required forms and any other forms your retirement counselor recommends,

  • If overseas - submit your full package to your agency HR office at least 6 months prior to the effective date of retirement, earlier if you are sure of a retirement date.
  • If domestic - submit your full package to your agency HR office at least 4 to 6 months prior to the effective date of retirement, earlier if you are sure of a retirement date.

Whether overseas or domestic, HR/RET needs to have your completed application, vetted by your agency HR office, at least 90 days before your retirement date, e.g.,

  • Retirement Date September 29 - Application Deadline: June 30
  • Retirement Date December 31 - Application Deadline: September 30