Annual leave carried over


Q. I carry 240 hours of annual leave over every year. If I were to be on sick leave the last 2 months of the calendar year, would any excess annual leave I was unable to use carry over as well as the 240 hours?

A. Yes, if you were unable to use your excess annual leave because of sickness that occurred late in the year and was of such a duration that its use could not be rescheduled by the end of the year. Your agency would restore that leave and place it in a separate account. You’d have to use that no later than the end of the leave year ending two years after the date it was restored or the date on which you recovered from your illness or injury and were able to return to duty.

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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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