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Mac86  
#1 Posted : Sunday, June 23, 2019 12:01:01 PM(UTC)
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OPM's web site offers something called a Federal Employee Retirement Card. Someone referenced it in a different post as a good thing to have in retirement, but did not explain why it was a good thing. Exactly what benefits does the card provide me that I can't get through my AARP card or AAA card (as far as discounts go)? I'm retiring this summer from DOL. Thank you for any information you can share.
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#2 Posted : Monday, June 24, 2019 2:47:18 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Mac86 Go to Quoted Post
OPM's web site offers something called a Federal Employee Retirement Card. Someone referenced it in a different post as a good thing to have in retirement, but did not explain why it was a good thing. Exactly what benefits does the card provide me that I can't get through my AARP card or AAA card (as far as discounts go)? I'm retiring this summer from DOL. Thank you for any information you can share.


been retired 10 years and have never used the card.
Postal employee (retired) 38 yrs who helps even if some do not believe me! I was a Steward, officer & trouble maker. Just Sayin'
Bureaucratic  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:15:13 PM(UTC)
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In New York City that card plus $2.75 gets you into the subway or onto a bus.

Seriously though, it's not a 'Retirement Card' but a 'Reference Card'. It shows your name, CSA number, and the various ways to contact OPM.
Mac86  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:49:36 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the replies. For a brief shining moment I was hoping for a nice hotel discount or a few bucks off Disney tickets.
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#5 Posted : Friday, June 28, 2019 2:39:32 AM(UTC)

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If you had retired from DOD, you can get a retire CAC card. Same ID card, minus the computer PKI certs. And that would get you a discount to Disney. I use mine at MWR for discounted tickets.
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#6 Posted : Friday, June 28, 2019 4:22:32 AM(UTC)
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If you retire DoD: You can also use it to get on base and use the base campgrounds and other MWR activities (unless prohibited by that particular Installation Commander--usually specific and may change per each new CC)
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