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Q. I am retiring Aug. 31 this year as a FERS employee from the National Institutes of Health, an agency with the Department of Health and Human Services. I carried more than 240 hours and I get eight hours each pay period. I currently have 312.5 hours. I have two pay periods left before I retire, which would give me 16 additional hours. And then based on what my final pay check will include, with an annual leave payout on Sept. 9, I calculate that those three pay periods will add 24 hours, which brings my leave to a total of 336.5 hours.…

There will be a lull in posts until after June 7, 2016. Please continue to send me your questions, and I will try to answer them upon my return. Thanks for reading, Reg

The legislative branch of government may seem like it spends most of its time in tugs of war over major legislation. Well, it does. However, it also finds time to introduce – and sometimes pass – bills that could affect your future, that could either give or take away benefits. In this column I want to highlight a few bills that may be important to you. Access to Insurance for All Americans Act Introduced by Rep. Darrel Issa, R-Calif., H.R, 138 would repeal the Affordable Care Act. In its place a national health program would be established. Administered by…

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Q. I am planning to retire soon, and I want to take most of my leave before I retire. I would take six weeks of leave and come back for one day of work to sign out and turn in my computer, etc. So technically my annual leave will not be “terminal leave.” Is this legal, or is there some minimum time I must be back for work after taking all my leave?

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