Unused sick leave, creditable service and annuity computation


Q. I am planning to retire at the end of pay period 26, which is Jan. 10, 2015. I will have 13 years, 11 months and 20 days of service. I will be 10 days short of 14 years of service. If I have 80 hours of unused sick leave, will that cover the 10 days to get 14 years of service?

A. Yes, it would increase yur total years of service for annuity computation purpose. However, if you ever returned to work for the government, your employment records would only show your actual service.


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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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