Retirement questions


Q: My retirement  date is  July 1. I am in the negative  of  170 hours of sick leave and 32 hours of annual leave. I will receive an annuity, but I will get an interim first, so how much will I have to pay back and how much on the payment plans do I have, too?

A: Unless your agency waives payment, you will owe a debt that must be repaid. Whether they will require you to pay it before you separate for retirement or ask OPM to withhold the required amount from your annuity is a decision they will have to make. You need to talk to someone in your personnel office inmmediately.


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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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