Unused sick leave at retirement


Q: If I continue to work until I have actually worked 41 years and 11 months and I have accrued an additional 1,400 hours of sick leave, will I be paid for my sick leave?

A: No, you won’t be paid for your unused sick leave. Those hours will be added to your creditable service and used to increase the amount of your annuity. The 80 percent limit only applies to an earned annuity.


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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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