Q. I will be retiring Jan. 11, 2014, the end of the last pay period of 2013. Will I be able to carry over all my accrued annual leave, about 730 hours, at that time? I am a federal firefighter.
A. I don’t think you are asking if you can carry that leave over. Instead, you want to know if you will be able to get a lump-sum payment for the entire amount if you retire no later than close of business Jan. 11, 2014. The answer is yes.