Mark your calendar: Leave year end dates


Q: For the 2010 year, what is the last day for U.S. Postal Service bargaining unit employees to reduce their annual leave to 440 hours? Is it Jan. 1, 2011? Is it true that the following year, we would have until Jan. 14, 2012?

A: The 2010 leave year ends Jan. 1, 2011. The 2011 leave year ends Dec. 31, 2011, and the 2012 leave year ends Jan. 12, 2013.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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