Q. You have stated “Annual leave can’t be used to increase your length of service.” I’m not sure what that means. If I have four weeks of annual leave and want my official retirement date to be June 30, for example, why can’t I stop coming to work (i.e., use the annual leave that I earned) four weeks before June 30?
A. You might like to use up a block of annual leave before retiring, but you can’t. The Comptroller General has ruled that employees may not take terminal leave.