Leave without pay and pension vesting


Q. I just had a baby and plan on being a stay-at-home mom. However, I want to complete five years of service so I am vested in the pension plan, so I will be returning for three weeks after maternity leave to be eligible when I reach retirement age. I will have used one week of leave without pay. Does this count toward calculating my five years of service?

A. You will receive full credit for that period of LWOP.


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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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