Dual-waiver re-employment and unused annual leave


Q. In January 2010, I retired (CSRS) with 35 years of service. In July 2010, I returned to my former agency as a dual-waiver re-employed annuitant. Since that time, I have earned and not used 120 hours of annual leave. At the end of my three years (3,120 hours worked), will I receive a lump-sum payment for these hours, or are they forfeited because payment for these hours would exceed the 3,120-hour limitation?

A. You’ll receive a lump-sum payment for all of your unused annual leave.


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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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