Ready to start a new chapter in your book of life?
Well, let me help you get started on putting together the required information and documentation to make your transition successful. Like all major undertakings, it is best to preview the entire program and then, start chipping away at it, a little bit at a time.
In general, it can take up to 90 days for a thorough out-processing. However, it is often done in as little as 30 days. Start as soon as possible, and relax; this too shall pass.
Below are some links and basic information for you to use. Things often change... this is not intended to be an official set of actions, just a simple guideline of helpful things to consider doing.
2. Review the
forms needed on the "FERS COVER SHEET CHECKLIST Rev 2-15." Not all forms are needed; it depends on the person's
individual situation. The blank forms are in "1. FERS Retirement Package NOV
3. Other useful
background reading: - Prospective
Retirees - Information for
Prospective Retirees - Medicare
Employee Handout - ID cards - MyPay Online
Brochure 032010 Determining what is needed and useful depends on the
individuals. For example: Are they
using FEHB? Are they already under
Medicare? Are they former military?, etc... See items listed at the bottom!
Finally, all the paperwork goes to HR in Camp Humphreys
and then to DLA in the US. DLA will
need actual paper copies of the documents so it takes a week via US Post Office to get it there.
We discovered the DLA contact who was very willing to review an email or fax version of the
documents and provide guidance on needed changes.
After making the changes we mailed the paper copies to them via USPS. Otherwise it would take a week to get there,a week to get it back for corrections, and a third week
to return the corrected copy.
Previewing it via email or fax could save a month's time.
So what happens once the paper packet makes it to
This is the typical response from DLA:
"Congratulations on your decision to retire! The DLA
Benefits office has received your original retirement application and I will
be your retirement specialist during this process." "I have completed an initial review of your
application and everything looks good!" "I will complete my portion of the retirement
package and forward that to DFAS.
The soonest I can send your packet forward to DFAS
is 30 days prior toy our retirement. DFAS will then hold the package until
the pay period in which you retire is over. At that time, they will close
out your pay and your leave record and forward the package to OPM for
final adjudication. "
"Once OPM receives the retirement package, you will
be placed in an interim pay status. You will remain in an interim pay status
until OPM adjudicates your retirement. While on interim pay, you will receive
roughly 60-75% of what we have quoted you on the retirement estimate, with
only federal taxes being withheld.
Once OPM adjudicates your retirement,
they will make up any payments owed to you minus deductions missed for health
and/or life insurance (if applicable)." "After retirement, you will receive a package from
me, which will include your SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action, and a copy
of the retirement package I sent forward. "
"I have attached to this email some helpful
information to review in regards to the retirement process and things to consider after
"I will contact you again if I run into any issues
processing your application; in the meantime, I will be your point of
contact so if you have questions please let me know."
POC ----- Amy L. Thompson Human Resources Specialist DLA Human Resources Services DLA Benefits Center
Phone: 614-692-0217Fax: 614-693-1674
*Instructions for using EBIS:
(CAC Card is required)
Documents and Information Sheets - Click on the item.
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