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# How do you calculate service computation date?

## How do you calculate service computation date?

The service computation date is the date on which you start counting the years of service you need to retire. The date for most employees is the date on which they first enter the service. However, some have been on active duty with the armed forces and may be entitled to service credit for that time.

What is a computation date?

A service computation date is a date used by the federal government to determine what benefits you should receive and when you should start receiving them. SCDs are applicable in both the current Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and its predecessor, the Civil Servant Retirement System (CSRS).

### What is TSP service computation date?

The TSP Service Computation Date (TSP-SCD) is the date, either actual or constructed, which marks the beginning of a FERS TSP participant’s Federal service.

How are federal service years calculated?

For the purpose of determining the number of years in a service period, divide the total number of calendar days in the service period by 365 and round the result to two decimal places. For example, a service period covering 39 biweekly pay period equals 546 days, and 546 days divided by 365 days equals 1.50 years.

## How do I find my active duty service computation?

It is shown in block #31 of the Standard Form (SF) 50. This SCD includes most military service, unless the employee is retired military, even if they have not made the military deposit. An example of a SF-50 form is below.

How is creditable service calculated?

Your creditable service is based on your retirement service computation date (RSCD). OPM uses your RSCD to determine the beginning of your Years in Service for the pension calculation. Your credible years of service are 100% tied to your RSCD. You can find your *Estimated* RSCD on your Personal Statement of Benefits.

### How many service computation dates are there?

Service Computation Date (SCD) There are four types of SCDs: Leave, Retirement, Thrift Savings Plan, and Reduction-In-Force (RIF). The Leave SCD determines whether the employee will earn four, six, or eight hours of annual leave each pay period, and is reflected in block #31 of the Standard Form (SF) 50.

What does federal service to date mean?

It means are you currently in the armed services or working for the government.

## What date is military retirement based on?

This is generally the last 3 years of service and is sometimes called high-3. The method used depends upon when the member first entered military service. The method is determined by DIEMS (Date of Initial Entry to Military Service) or DIEUS (Date of Initial Entry to Uniformed Services).

How do you calculate years of creditable services?

### What is service credit years?

You earn service credit for each payroll period in which you work and a retirement contribution is made. Since years of service credit are one of the factors that determine the monthly allowance you receive when you retire, the more years of service credit you have, the higher your monthly retirement allowance will be.