Retirement date and annual leave


Q. If I retire Jan 3, 2014, I could have 60 hours of use-or-lose annual leave. Will I get paid for the 60 hours of use-or-lose leave plus the 240 carryover for a total of 300 hours? I have 42 years in CSRS and 3,629 hours of unused sick leave.

A. As long as you retire before the new leave year begins Jan. 12, 2014, you’ll be paid for all of your 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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