Commissioned Corps Separations

As of 01 January 2014, the U.S. Coast Guard assumed the responsibility for managing all Retired Pay Accounts. DCCPR and the Separations Unit continue to provide assistance and counsel to our officers during the transition from Active Duty to Civilian Life.

There are two methods by which officers may separate from active duty in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service:

The Corps Separation site was created to provide officers with important information and resources regarding separations. If you are planning on separating, either through retirement or resignation, you should familiarize yourself with the information on this site; as it will better prepare you for release from active duty. If you have not already done so, please review the in-depth retirement information provided on the Commissioned Officer Training Academy’s USPHS Retirement Seminar.

Retirement memos

Please use the sample retirement memos below and submit your final/signed copy to the NIH Corps Office. A request for consideration for retirement with OPDIV/STAFFDIV/non-HHS organization endorsements must be received by the Director, DCCPR/ACMB no less than 90 days prior to the requested date of retirement. Retirement dates will be adjusted to be not less than 90 days from the date of receipt in DCCPR/ACMB.