Unused sick leave


Q. When I retire at the end of this school year, I will have 43 years of service with the Department of Defense Education Activity and 130 days of unused sick leave. I have been informed that my sick leave can be used to add additional service time. Does that apply when I have already reached 80 percent of my salary for retirement?

A. Yes. Unused sick leave isn’t subject to the 80 percent limit.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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