Rehired annuitant and leave


Q. I have been employed as a rehired annuitant under FERS for more than three years and will retire again. While re-employed, I received both my annuity and the salary of my new position. What is the procedure in reference to my annual leave? Will I be given a lump-sum payment for it? And as far as sick leave, will my hours incurred be added to my time as an annuitant.

A. While you will receive a lump-sum payment for your annual leave, you won’t get credit for unused sick leave, nor will you be eligible for a supplemental annuity. No one hired into a position where he receives both his annuity and the full salary of his position receives retirement credit.


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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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