Q. I am a former federal employee. I have been separated from my agency for 40 days. I received my clearance upon separation. At the time of my separation, I had 346 hours of unused annual leave. I have tried to get paid for my annual leave, but I am being given the run around by my agency’s Pay, Benefit, and Retirement Division. What are my options, and whom do I contact to get my money?
A. I don’t know what kind of “run around” your agency is giving you; however, it is required by law to pay you for any unused annual leave. If you don’t get a response at the local level, you’ll have to move up the line, including, if necessary, the head of your former activity or the head of the agency.