Maximum leave


Q. Is there any ruling that a current federal employer can use to allow me to carry over more than 240 hours of annual leave?

A. No there isn’t. However, an agency can restore annual leave in excess of the annual limit under certain circumstances. For example, if it was schedule in writing before the start of the third biweekly pay period prior to the end of the leave year but could not be taken because of illness or the agency’s need for him or her to stay on the job.


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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

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