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FERS Deposits/Redeposits

You can pay a civilian deposit/redeposit for:

An employee should not file an application to make deposit or redeposit if he or she contemplates retirement within 6 months.

Deposit is a payment to the retirement fund to cover a period of civilian service during which no retirement deductions were withheld from your salary (also called "non-deduction" service).

Redeposit is a payment to the retirement fund to cover a period of service for which retirement reductions were withheld from your salary and later refunded to you.

Below are the procedures for those interested in making a Deposit/Re-deposit

Last Updated / Reviewed: October 16, 2018