Q. I am a FERS employee who will be retiring from an overseas base. I have a balance of 10 days home leave on the books. When I retire, can I use those days by leaving 10 days early back to the U.S.?
A. Probably not. According to DOD Subchapter 12126.96.36.199, home leave may be used “only during a period of service abroad when it is contemplated that the employee will return to service abroad upon completion of the home leave period or upon completion of an assignment in the U.S.”