Q. I am a federal employee with 38 years of service in CSRS. I have 3,445 hours of sick leave, which I want to convert to retirement. I have been told my sick leave gives me days off based on 2,087 hours being a year, but for retirement, that 2,087 number does not apply to retirement; 2,087 does not equal one year of retirement add-on. How do I compute the number of days, months, years I can add to my 38 years when I retire?
A. For retirement purposes, a year is 2,087 hours long. On average, a month is 174 hours long. A day is 5.79722+ hours long (2,087 divided by 360).
Note: Any unused hours of actual leave will be converted into retirement hours and added to the sick leave balance.