Q. I’m planning to resign from my government job, but I have a negative annual leave balance. Will I have to repay that amount when I leave?
A. According to the Office of Personnel Management: “When an employee who is indebted for advanced annual leave separates from Federal service, he or she is required to refund the amount of advanced leave or the agency may deduct that amount from any pay due the employee upon separation. However, if the employees [sic]dies, retires for disability, or is separated or resigns because of disability, the requirement to repay does not apply. The agency makes the determination as to whether an employee has separated or resigned because of disability.”