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Greetings, BigBoy123, and welcome. You wrote:

<<I am not sure but I have heard that government employees who are pensioned and who did not pay into SS from their government work, are penalized, by reduced SS payments, if they earn enough quarters from moonlighting, etc., to otherwise receive SS.
Anyway, I would appreciate any insights into
that , since I will be affected when I reach the qualifying age for SS. >>

You are correct. The explanation is on the Social Security website at

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