Q. If I retire Jan. 11, 2014, the end of the leave year for 2013, will I be able to carry all my leave over exceeding my use or lose from 2013? A. Because the 2013 leave year for most agencies ends Jan. 11, 2014, the answer is probably yes. Just check to be sure your agency is one of them.
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.