Retirement & leave without pay


Q. I’m due to retire this September.  I receive my estimated annuity statements but have LWOP accumulated over the years under FMLA.  How will this affect my pension?  Is there a formula that will, for example, reduce the annuity by a certain percentage for (blank) number of hours?

A. Unless you took more than six months of LWOP in any calendar year, it will have no affect on your eligibility to retire or in your annuity calculation.


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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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