Annual and use-or-lose leave


Q. I work for the Department of Energy and plan on retiring at the end of 2012. I will have 427 hours of annual leave and 187 of use-or-lose leave. Will I be paid for the total of 614 hours at retirement?

A. Since the 2012 leave year ends Jan. 12, 2013, the answer is yes.


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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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