all forms to your retirement counselor, preferably 6 to 8 weeks
before your retirement date. Keep a copy for your own
records. Your forms will be reviewed and acknowledged,
and any missing items will be requested from you.
you have not already done so, inform your supervisor of your
retirement date, and ask your supervisor to submit an SF-52,
Request for Personnel Action, to Human Resources.
you are covered by the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance
Program (FEDVIP), call BENEFEDS at 1-877-888-FEDS (1-877-888-3337),
to advise them of your retirement date and to ensure a smooth
transition of your deductions from your salary to your annuity
(For employees of USDA
Marketing and Regulatory Programs and the Merit Systems Protection