Q: I will be 60 in December 2013 but will not have 20 years until April 2014. I have 1,000 hours of sick leave at this point. Can I use that leave beginning Jan 1, 2014, to reach the April milestone?
A: No. You must meet the actual age and earned-service requirements to be eligible to retire. Unused sick leave can only be added after you meet those requirements.