Q. My wife went from active duty to reservist as a military tech. She bought back all military time while serving as a tech. She was beyond the 20-year mark when she was returned to active duty, where she retired. Now she has been reinstated as civil service. Will she get the benefit of eight hours a pay period for leave purposes? She has 6-plus years under Social Security. If she does not get credit for the previous years of service, can she request a refund from the military buy-back program without affecting previous contributions to her retirement fund?
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Q. If someone joins the U.S. Postal Service and has four years active duty with an honorable discharge, will he/she automatically receive four weeks of annual leave from the start, or is it necessary to buy back their military time first?
Q. What is the maximum amount of leave that I can cash-in (240hrs, 408hrs, 420hrs, 440hrs, etc.) when I retire with my federal position? The only reason I ask is my organization is stating no more than 240 hours! Does my installation have the right to dictate how much leave they are willing to pay out when I retire? If that is the case, then where is the federal bill or policy that discusses this? Is the guidance discussed in the Department of Defense appropriations bill? Bottom-line: My goal is to make sure that I have all the facts prior…
Q. What is the maximum amount of leave that I can cash in when I retire with my federal position? The only reason that I ask is my organization is stating no more than 240 hours. Does my Installation have the right to dictate how much leave they are willing to pay out when I retire? If that is the case, then where is the federal bill/policy that discusses this? Is the guidance discussed in the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill? Bottom line: My goal is to make sure that I have all the facts prior to the submission of my…
Q. I am a FERS employee who plans to retire in May. Should I choose my official retirement date as May 28 or May 31? And if one is better than the other, why is that so? I have been told two different things regarding the date. One: It has to be last day of the month because I am FERS. Two: It needs to be last day of a pay period.
Q. I worked on a permanent GS appointment from July 2013 to May 2014. I separated and returned to the government January 2015. Is there any way I can get back my previous time for leave-accumulation purposes?
One of the most important benefits provided to federal employees is annual leave. With the end of the leave year rapidly approaching (it’s January 9, 2016), I thought it would be a good idea to spell out the basic rules governing that benefit, and how it can pay off when you retire. Earning leave The amount of annual leave you earn is based on your years of federal service, including creditable military service. However, credit for military retirees is generally limited to those who retired on the basis of a combat disability or for service performed during a war. (By…
Q. I am being separated by a RIF at four years and 11 months of creditable civil service. I am 61 years old. Can I use accrued annual leave to reach five years of “service” and thereby qualify for an annuity when I reach 62?
Q. I am 57 with 35 years in CSRS and planning to retire at the end of the year. Can I retire on a holiday, Friday Jan. 1, 2016, or on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016? If so, then would I get paid for the holiday and still get my annuity payment on Feb. 1, 2016?