Retirement date


Q: Does it make a difference if I retire on Dec. 31? I question it because Dec. 31 starts pay-period 2 and I want to cash in my annual leave without losing the amount over the maximum carryover.

A: You are mistaken. The 2011 leave year for non-Postal Service employees ends on Dec. 31. The new leave year begins Jan. 1.


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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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