Q. How do I compute the amount of use-or-lose sick leave when I retire? I understand that I will lose all sick leave that is less than a whole month. The retirement office at work says I cannot compute this. The retirement program needs to do this because it is complicated. The retirement office has run several estimates. Each estimate is different. The differences are sometimes more than 100 hours for the same retirement date. For planning purposes, I would like to get a good estimate of the amount of use or lose sick leave. I don’t want to lose over a hundred hours.
A. Once you know your years and full months of service, any additional days that don’t make up a month are converted into hours and added to your hours of unused sick leave. To figure out how many additional months of service credit you’ll have, use the following chart: