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    Frequently Asked Questions::For purposes of giving length of service certificates and/ or pins, what constitutes Government service?...

    For purposes of giving length of service certificates and/ or pins, what constitutes Government service? For example, does it include military service?

    Agencies give length of service certificates in recognition of years of service in the Government of the United States. Therefore, agencies might consider crediting both civilian and military service when computing eligibility for career service recognition, but that decision is left to each agency.

    Note: For individual employees, Government service as defined for purposes of issuing length of service certificates is not necessarily identical to "creditable service" used to calculate eligibility for things such as leave accumulation or retirement.

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