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Civil Service Retirement System

The Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) is a defined benefit, contributory retirement system. You are under CSRS if:
  • You were first hired prior to October 1, 1987 in a covered position (CSRS retirement contributions were withheld), or
  • You were rehired under a covered position from a CSRS position.
You may choose to retire when you reach: 
Age Years of Service Type of Retirement
55 30 Voluntary
60 20 Voluntary
62 5 or More Voluntary
Any Age 5 or More Disability
*50 20 Early Out
*Any Age 25 Early Out

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