Welcome Guest! To enable all features please Login or Register.

Notification

Icon
Error

Reemployed Annuitants


Generally speaking, the treatment of a retiree's annuity and pay upon reemployment in the Federal Government depends upon whether he or she retired on the basis of a regular, involuntary, or disability retirement. Potential benefits that may be earned as a result of the reemployment service depend primarily on the length of such service.

Some details on Reemployed Annuitants may be found in a PDF file at OPM's Web Site by clicking here.

If you have questions regarding how this can affect you, feel free to post the quesitons here. Or perhaps you have been through this process before and can offer some helpful suggestions...please share.

To read today's top news stories on federal employee pay, benefits, retirement, job rights and other workplace issues visit FederalDaily.com.

Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
NewFedRox  
#1 Posted : Sunday, October 10, 2021 2:52:03 PM(UTC)
NewFedRox

Rank: Newbie

Groups: Registered
Joined: 1/7/2014(UTC)
Posts: 1

:) Worked for a federal agency 6 years (Vet 10pts) initially appointed using -Schedule A- fresh out of graduate school in 2014. In fact both federal jobs used this authority to hire me. In 2017 I had an injury to my lower back requiring a spine fusion and found out I had an autoimmune disease. Long story short I had a field job in the forest and I wasn't able to perform because of back injury so I was removed from position. Shortly afterwards I hired Harrison Law firm to represent me and was approved by OPM 2 years later. Okay so here's my problem, how do I explain that I'm a disability annuitant on my resume or do i dedicate a line or two in cover letter. Do I say I had an illness that is under control?. How far are you all going in laying it out there? So, I'm currently applying to jobs after being away almost 3 years, and I'm not really getting any responses. I've applied to 7 jobs, mostly GS 7/9 or GS 7/9/11, a few GS9 jobs with the VA. Getting referred but no calls. I applied for a Realty Specialist job GS 7/9/11 which would be perfect for me. Any advice or words of wisdom appreciated.
GSBS  
#2 Posted : Sunday, October 10, 2021 5:55:07 PM(UTC)
GSBS

Rank: Senior Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 10/9/2011(UTC)
Posts: 2,889

Thanks: 350 times
Was thanked: 351 time(s) in 304 post(s)
Originally Posted by: NewFedRox Go to Quoted Post
:) Worked for a federal agency 6 years (Vet 10pts) initially appointed using -Schedule A- fresh out of graduate school in 2014. In fact both federal jobs used this authority to hire me. In 2017 I had an injury to my lower back requiring a spine fusion and found out I had an autoimmune disease. Long story short I had a field job in the forest and I wasn't able to perform because of back injury so I was removed from position. Shortly afterwards I hired Harrison Law firm to represent me and was approved by OPM 2 years later. Okay so here's my problem, how do I explain that I'm a disability annuitant on my resume or do i dedicate a line or two in cover letter. Do I say I had an illness that is under control?. How far are you all going in laying it out there? So, I'm currently applying to jobs after being away almost 3 years, and I'm not really getting any responses. I've applied to 7 jobs, mostly GS 7/9 or GS 7/9/11, a few GS9 jobs with the VA. Getting referred but no calls. I applied for a Realty Specialist job GS 7/9/11 which would be perfect for me. Any advice or words of wisdom appreciated.
You should post this in the Disability Retirement section for best results. I find the term "Medically retired" to be sufficient. You do realize if you re-enter Federal employment, your 40% pension is offset $ for $, unlike working in the private sector, and the Pension will be stopped when you hit 80% of your D.R. High 3?

frankgonzalez  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, October 12, 2021 4:52:59 AM(UTC)
frankgonzalez

Rank: Senior Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Posts: 5,938

Thanks: 107 times
Was thanked: 1165 time(s) in 932 post(s)
If you are getting referred but no interview, then you need to update the resume. Remember, HR does initial review, so you can get through them with the right info referred to in the announcement. Then SMEs (typically a panel or the hiring official) review it to see who they want to interview. They then can see through the resumes that that may simply have keywords that HR looked for, but no (or limited) context showing the applicant did the work, then they will reject those ones, and focus on the ones that show they have done the work (typically by showing results/impacts of their efforts).

I wouldn't care if you are currently on DR...in fact, if this position helps you get off DR, then I see it as a good thing (as would most, I suspect)!, so don't worry about that aspect. I suggest you also use VEOA, VRA, Schedule A, etc for your applications to increase the number of hiring authorities you are eligible for.
You should have voted Cthulu...the greatest of all Evils
Rss Feed  Atom Feed
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.


This page was generated in 0.365 seconds.