FERS employee's unused sick time


Q. I retired with a Voluntary Early Retirement Authority on Dec. 31, 2008; am I entitled to one-half of my unused sick leave? I heard that if the bill passed within one year of your retirement date you would be entitled, and, if so, how do I go about receiving compensation?

A: You are misinformed. The provision allowing FERS retirees to get credit for unused sick leave applied only to those employees retiring on or after the date the law was enacted, which occurred on Oct. 28, 2009.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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