Annual leave


Q. I am thinking about retiring Jan. 1, 2013, and I will have over 240 hours of annual leave. Can I get paid for the full 270, or do I need to use the amount over 240 (30 hours) before Dec. 31, 2012?

A. Because the 2012 leave year doesn’t end until Jan. 12, 2013, you’ll receive a lump-sum payment for all of your hours of unused annual leave.


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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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