Rehired annuitant


Q. I plan to retire on Dec. 31. I plan to return as a rehired annuitant Jan. 2. Can I elect to defer the receipt of my 240 hours of annual leave pay out until my final departure from the agency?

A. If you return to work for the government, your unused annual leave should be restored to you. If you are going to work for the same agency, you’ll need to alert your payroll office of that fact. If you are going to a different agency, you may end up with a lump-sum payment for your annual leave, which you’ll have to return in order for that leave to be recredited to you.


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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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