Q. What does Block 19 on my civilian leave and earnings statement mean? What does that number, which goes up on each LES, tell me? I plan to retire in three years at age 69 with just a few months less than 20 years of federal civil service. I’m an Army civilian.
A. Box 19 is where annual leave is posted. It can contain any or all of the following kinds of information:
• Projected year-end balance
• Maximum carryover
• Use or lose balance