Q: According to an OPM chart, the Annual Leave Year for 2012 begins on Jan. 1, 2012, and ends Jan. 12, 2013. If I am counting correctly, that is 27 pay periods. Is this correct? What will be the maximum number of annual leave hours an employee can accrue for Annual Leave Year 2012?
A: As always, the maximum number of annual leave hours you can accrue is the amount you earn during all the pay periods in a leave year. However, with rare exception, the maximum number of hours a nonpostal employee can carry over to the next leave year is 240.