VERA and accrued sick leave


Q. I am a Postal Service employee in FERS with 28 years of service. If I am offered a Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and accepted it, would my accrued sick leave be added to my service time?

A. Yes; however, you’d only receive half credit for your sick leave if you retire before Jan. 1, 2014.


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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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