Retired military officers and enlisted personnel may collect their full military retirement in
addition to their civil service salary. Previous military service may count toward creditable
federal government service and retirement calculations. You may apply for civil service positions
while still on active duty and may start working while on terminal leave. There is no waiting
period after retirement for employment of military retirees filling positions covered under
special salary rates.
Reservists and National Guardsmen are authorized up to 120 hours military
leave a year for training. If deployed to support a contingency, there are various benefit
preservation and job protection entitlements.