Q. In your July 25 article, you stated: “By retiring at the end of a pay period, most of you will get paid for all your unused annual leave, including the so-called use-or-lose leave that you would have forfeited if you retired after the new leave year begins.” I thought we were paid for the lose-or-lose leave regardless of when we retire. Please explain.
A:. Most of you do get paid for all your unused annual leave if you retire before the end of the leave year; however, if you are an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, the amount of leave for which you can be paid is capped.