Q. I plan to retire at the end of the year. I will have about 177 hours of annual leave plus 240 hours. Is it best to use up the 177 hours before the end of the year, or would I get paid for the 177 hours with the 240 hours I have carried over every year?
A. Because you will be retiring before the end of the leave year, you will receive a lump-sum payment for all of your annual leave. FYI, you don’t have the option of simply burning off your annual leave. It must be scheduled and approved by your supervisor.