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Frequently Asked Questions Retirement

I received a Letter of Eligibility stating that there was an error in my retirement coverage. The Letter says something about being placed in "transitional retirement coverage" during 1984 to 1986. What does the term mean?

"Transitional retirement coverage" or CSRS Interim is a version of CSRS established pending creation of a new retirement system for employees first hired after December 31, 1983, and certain rehires. Employees covered by CSRS Interim provisions paid OASDI taxes and a reduced CSRS contribution. When FERS became effective on January 1, 1987, employees with CSRS Interim coverage acquired either FERS or CSRS Offset coverage.

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