Terminal leave


Q. I work for the Defense Department. I will be retiring May 3, 2014. I have put in a request to take six weeks of annual leave. This was approved by my supervisor. Are there any rules not allowing this?

A. Yes. The Comptroller General of the United States has ruled that federal employees aren’t permitted to take terminal leave. Only members of the military can do that.


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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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