Unused sick leave


Q. I plan on retiring Dec. 31, 2014. At that time, I will have 41 years of service as a CSRS employee. I will also have 2,500 hours of sick leave. Will the 2,500 hours of sick leave be added on for years of service? If so, would I be eligible for 42 years of service calculated at my high-3?

A. Those 2,500 hours of unused sick leave would increase your service time by one year and two months, and your annuity by 2.33 percent.


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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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