Annual leave


Q. I am in the CSRS system with 34 years in federal service and I am over 55 years of age. I have an excess of 240 hours of annual leave.  I am thinking of retiring Jan. 1, 2 or 3 of 2011.  If I retire on Jan 1, 2011, which is the end of the leave period and is on a Saturday, I would receive my excess leave in addition to the 240 hrs.  If I retire on Jan 2 or 3, will I lose the excess leave?

A. Yes


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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

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