Sick leave credit under FERS


Q. A Federal Times article that appeared in November of 2009 noted: “The new law (granting credit for unused sick leave) gives the credit only to those employees who take an immediate annuity.”  Am I correct to assume that the word “annuity” in this case refers to receipt of one’s pension and thus the exercise of full retirement benefits and not to the conversion of a TSP Account into a fixed annuity?

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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