Q. I’ve been in CSRS since Feb. 10, 1975, and I turned 65 in January. 1) Which day, in late leave year 2015, would be the best day to retire? 2) What should be my schedule for submitting retirement documents?
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Q. I will be retiring this year from FERS under MRA +10. I plan to select an immediate annuity postponed for payment to start Dec. 12, 2014, when I turn 62. I want to have my sick leave used to calculate my annuity based on full amount so I will select a date of Jan. 1, 2014, or later. To ensure I can cash out maximum annual leave, what is the last day of the 2013 leave year so that I can take a lump sum for unused annual leave of around 340 hours? A. For most agencies, the 2013…
Q. I am a CSRS employee who plans to retire this year. I will have a large annual leave buyback, so I want to leave before the end of the 2013 leave year. I read one article that advised to retire Dec. 28 (the start of new pay period) and others that relay Jan. 3, 2014. While I understand that the 3rd is the max to stay and get a retirement check the following month, i.e., February, am I correct that if you retire Dec. 28, you miss out on two full days of pay, i.e., the 30th and 31st?…
Q. I’m getting ready to retire. What is the maximum annual leave I’ll be paid for? I am capped at 240 hours but will have close to 400 when I retire. A. If you retire before the next leave year begins, you’ll receive a lump-sum payment for all your accumulated and unused annual leave.
Q: I want to retire Jan. 1, 2012. will I lose my 240 hours of accumulated leave? What is the use-or-lose date for 2011? A: In 2011, the leave year ends Dec. 31. However, even if you retire after that date, you won’t lose your 240 hours of annual leave; that’s the number of hours you can carry over from one year to the next. If you retire after Dec. 31, you would lose any hours of annual leave in excess of 240. Those are your use-or-lose hours.
Q: For the 2010 year, what is the last day for U.S. Postal Service bargaining unit employees to reduce their annual leave to 440 hours? Is it Jan. 1, 2011? Is it true that the following year, we would have until Jan. 14, 2012? A: The 2010 leave year ends Jan. 1, 2011. The 2011 leave year ends Dec. 31, 2011, and the 2012 leave year ends Jan. 12, 2013.