Annual and Sick Leave Credit in CSRS Retirement


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.


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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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