Q. I have worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 12 years and have 935 hours of sick leave and 540 hours of annual leave. An opportunity for a city job has come up; do I get paid for my sick and annual leave if I resign?
A. While you’d be paid for your annual leave, your unused sick leave has no cash value. However, if you ever return to work for the government, the amount of sick leave you had when you left will be restored.