Retirement timeline

eomr

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Six months out you can request your retirement paperwork from HR. Complete the forms. Three months out you can request an appointment for retirement counseling. It took me 5 weeks to get an appointment. At that time someone will call you and go over each page of your paperwork. Don't skip this step. It is very helpful. You send this into HR, you get your retirement date and yippee.
 
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12345

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Are you asking before heading out the door or after? If before I sent for my blue book, had a local former HR person go thru the book with me on a Saturday, mailed the book in on Tuesday, and retired on Friday. If the question is for after you retired it can take up to 6 months for OPM to complete the adjustments to your retirement pay.
 
I searched youtube "filling out the usps retirement blue book" and can't find these. would you post a link to them? Thanks
Getting a call next month from HR to do it and want to be ready!
 

btdtret

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Bennie Franklin et al -- "I searched youtube "filling out the usps retirement blue book" and can't find these. "

-- Try Googling: FERS optional retirement counseling

-- 3 parts totalling just over an hour
 
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