Understanding the Difference Between Postponed and Deferred FERS Retirement - April 14, 2021
By Neal Thompson, FedSmith
While heading to the office each day may feel pretty much the same no matter where you work, there are some big differences in the working lives of federal employees. One of the major things that set careers in public service apart is the retirement system. The Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) is a major benefit for civilian workers in the federal government, but its rules are complex. If you don’t fully understand them, you could make a costly mistake that keeps you from maximizing your pension during retirement.