Special retirement supplement and sick leave


Q. I plan on retiring in 2014 under FERS at 57 with 30 years and five months of service. Additionally, I have accumulated approximately seven months of sick leave. Will my sick leave count when calculating the special retirement supplement? Can I get credit for 31 years vs. 30 with the addition of my sick leave for the SRS?

A. No. The special retirement supplement is based solely on the amount of actual service you have as a FERS employee.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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