Q. In reference to your response on July 6 regarding retiring under CSRS at the end of a pay period to receive credit for annual and sick leave for the last pay period, I am on a 5/4-9 alternate leave schedule with the second Friday of the pay period as my regular day off. Since I complete 80 hours on the second Thursday of each pay period, would I receive full sick and annual leave credit for the last pay period if I retired at the end of the day on the second Thursday (on May 3, 2012, or May 31, 2012)?
A; Yes. When you finish your tour of duty for a pay period, you can retire and get credit for any annual and sick leave you earned during that pay period.