Annual leave


Q. I will have 10 hours of annual leave, effective with the pay period ending Nov. 16. My FERS retirement date is Nov. 30. I want to clear station Nov. 26, take annual leave Nov. 27 and 29 and have holiday excused on Nov. 28. Is there any problem with this and with using my annual leave the same pay period I earn it?

A. Yes. Any annual leave you earned during that pay period wouldn’t be credited to you until the pay period ended. Therefore, you’d be asking for approval to take leave that you don’t yet have.


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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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