Sick leave for re-employed annuitant


Q. I am a CSRS re-employed annuitant. I retired in December 2007 with three months of sick leave, which was counted as time in service. I plan on retiring again with five additional years in service in December.

My human resources department told me the sick leave should have been given back to me when I returned to work. It wasn’t, and my payroll department is trying to get it back. Should I get it back, since the sick leave was considered time in service for me?

A. Your unused sick leave was used in the computation of your annuity. Therefore, the only sick leave hours that could be restored are those that were left over after that computation was performed.


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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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