Unused sick leave


Q. If you are a P.O. employee with CSRS retirement and you have 41 yrs. 11 mos. in for full retirement and also have a year and a half in unused sick leave, will the unused sick leave be paid out in cash?

A. No, it won’t. However, since that sick leave isn’t subject to the 80 percent limit on an earned annuity, it will be combined with any days of actual service that don’t add up to a full month and used to increase your annuity.


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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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