The Official Retirement Report – Should I Obtain a Certified Summary of Federal Service Now or Later?
Should I Obtain a Certified Summary of Federal Service Now or Later?
- It’s recommended to obtain the certified summary of federal service from OPM as soon as possible.
It is crucial to ensure that all years of service are accurately recorded by OPM.
- There have been cases where individuals tried to retire with a certain number of years worked, but OPM only recognized a different number. This discrepancy caused issues and delayed retirement.
- By obtaining the certified summary periodically, such as every five years, individuals can ensure that their records are up-to-date and avoid potential problems in the future.