Browsing: Sick leave

Q. I will be retiring in December 2015. I have about 10 years of CSRS system time with around 350 hours of sick leave. I am currently a FERS employee with a total of 1,300 hours of sick leave. When my time is computed, will any remaining sick leave from CSRS that does not equal a full month be carried over to my FERS sick leave computation, or will that be dropped and lost? If so, it is conceivable I might lose 170 hours of sick leave from CSRS and another 170 hours from FERS?

Q. When I retire under CSRS, I will have 42 years, four months and seven days of service. I will have a sick leave balance of approximately 584 hours. I was told that since I will be at the maximum, the 30-day rule for computation doesn’t apply (I believe 584 hours is three months and 11 days). In this case, the 11 days would not be dropped, and they would figure out my additional annuity with the 11 days in there for sick leave. Is this true or would it turn out that they drop 11 days? Or would they drop 18…

Q. If I retire under the MRA+10 provision, what happens to my unused sick leave? For example, if I retire as soon as I reach my Minimum Retirement Age with 12 years of service, and I have over 900 hours of unused sick leave, will I be credited as though I worked a few months past my MRA for the purpose of my annuity calculation, thus reducing a small portion of the age reduction for retiring before age 62?

Q. I am planning to retire on January 3, 2016, and estimate that I will have approximately 522 hours of sick leave at the time. I would like to know if I can use up my sick leave for that same number of hours? In other words, can I go on a leave status in October? I have 36 years of service and will be 55 in December. Am I correct that you can’t get paid for unused sick leave?

Q. I am new to federal civilian service as of July 2014. Prior active-duty military service increased my annual leave accrual to 6 hours per pay period. My first day of work was in the middle of the 2-week pay period. My first Leave and Earnings Statement properly reflected 40 hours of pay. In working 40 hours (i.e., half of the regular 80-hour pay period) I expected to accrue 3 hours for annual leave and 2 hours for sick leave (i.e., one-half of the hours for each leave category). Instead, I did not accrue leave of any kind for my…

Q. As a FERS employee, how many hours of sick leave is considered to be equal to a month that can be credited to your longevity computation for retirement? I believe it is 174 hours. A. What you said is basically true, but only after you have met the age and service requirements to retire. Then any days of actual service that don’t add up to a full month are converted to hours and combined with any unused hours of sick leave. If there are enough of those hours, they’ll be used to create additional months and included in your…

Q. If I retire under the MRA +10 FERS category, and postpone receiving my annuity until age 60, what will happen to my unused sick leave? I will be 57 and plan to wait three years until I’m 60 to avoid the penalty. Someone told me to use it all since I’m not retiring on an immediate annuity and I do not get any credit. A. Sick leave is never used in the computation of a deferred annuity. However, you have no right to burn off your sick leave just because it will be lost. Sick leave can only be…

Q. I am under the FERS retirement system. I am currently on sick leave and during this time have met my 30 years in service and minimum retirement age. Can I retire on an immediate annuity while on sick leave, and am I eligible for the special retirement supplement? I have proper medical documentation.

Q. I am a recently retired federal employee, MRA + 10 years. When I left I had 600 hours of sick leave remaining. If I were to return to a federal job, how soon would I have to return in order to get back that sick leave?

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