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Frequently Asked Questions Retirement

What documentation should be in the Official Personnel Folder (OPF)?

  • The beginning and ending dates for each period of employment which will be used for your benefit computation;
  • The effective dates for each promotion or within-grade increase during the period that will be used to compute your high-3 average salary;
  • The dates of pay changes or earnings and the pay rate, during employment periods when retirement deductions were not withheld from your salary;
  • The tour-of-duty during any part-time employment (if you worked more hours than the official tour-of-duty, document the hours actually worked.);
  • A record of time actually worked during intermittent or "when-actually-employed" service; and,
  • Documentation of the dates of military service.

If any service is not verified or any of the required documentation is missing, you should obtain assistance from your personnel officer.

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