Q. I have a little more than 300 hours of sick leave and have approved FMLA sick leave. I am eligible for retirement with 31 years of service and am 59. Can I use FMLA sick leave for three months consecutively and put in for retirement effective at the end of the three months?
A. Since the federal civilian government doesn’t have a provision for terminal leave, you’d have to have a legitimate reason for using the FMLA leave and you’d have to clear your retirement at the end of that period with your agency.