Q. I’m planning to retire at the end of 2012. In addition to my annual use-or-lose leave, I have 105 hours of restored leave that expires in December 2013. Do I need to bring the combined total of my leave down to the maximum 240 carryover, or could I get paid for 240 hours in the annual unused leave plus the 105 restored leave?
A. As long as you retire before the end of the leave year, you’ll receive a lump-sum payment for all your unused annual leave.