Retaining leave while deployed


Q. I have 204 hours use-or-lose and am deployed. If I go over this calendar year deployed, I am told I won’t lose my leave. What is the procedure/process to retain my leave?

A. If you qualify to retain a leave balance in excess of 240 hours, your payroll office will have to record that fact. Either drop by or call them to make sure it happens.


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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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