Q & A Session – Losing Retirement Because Placed on a PIP


Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.


I have 18 years of federal service and was just placed on a PIP. Will this cause me to lose my CSRS retirement?


Your annuity is not threatened by a PIP, even if you are fired because you fail the PIP. Also, if you are fired for performance, you have enough years of service to retire and appeal to the MSPB at the same time.


Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.

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