Browsing: unused annual leave

Q. I am a re-employed CSRS annuitant who is receiving both his full annuity and full salary. I receive and accrue annual leave and sick leave. When I retire again, for the second time, I will have accrued and unused annual leave and accrued and unused sick leave. At my retirement, will I be reimbursed for both the accrued and unused annual leave and the accrued and unused sick leave? A. You will receive a lump-sum payment for your unused annual leave. You won’t receive any payment for your unused sick leave because it has no cash value.

Q. I am a CSRS employee who has applied for immediate retirement on Aug. 31. I currently have 310 days annual leave; 165 use-or-lose hours; 67 sick leave hours. What will be paid and what will not be paid? If I am denied to take leave or comp time because of mission demands, what will be the result for the time accumulated? A. Unused annual leave will be projected forward as though you were still on the rolls and paid at the hourly rate in effect at that that time. Any unused compensatory time will be paid at the overtime…

Q. I’m planning to retire at the end of 2012. In addition to my annual use-or-lose leave, I have 105 hours of restored leave that expires in December 2013. Do I need to bring the combined total of my leave down to the maximum 240 carryover, or could I get paid for 240 hours in the annual unused leave plus the 105 restored leave? A. As long as you retire before the end of the leave year, you’ll receive a lump-sum payment for all your unused annual leave.

Q. I am considering retiring Dec. 31. I turned 62 on April 7, and as of Aug. 28, I will have 42 years and four months of total service. Scenario 1: What if I decide wait until Jan. 2, 2013, to retire instead? Would I get full credit for any unused annual or sick leave I would have accrued if I stayed to the new year? Scenario 2: Will the excess retirement dollars from September 2012 to Dec. 31 (date of retirement) equate to any percentage of annuity or lump-sum payment after I retire? A. You’ll have to check with…

Q. I’m a full-time FERS employee with 21 years of service and over 60 years in age. I am on a temporary promotion that is to “Not to Exceed 12/31/2012”. I am planning on retiring Nov. 30, a month before the temporary promotion expires. I am also planning on “selling” my 100 hours of unused annual leave at retirement. Will my leave be sold at my temporary promotion salary (GS-14) or at my permanent grade (GS-13)? A. Since your agency has the right to return you to your official position of record before you separate, the amount of your lump-sum…

Scenario 1:  I am considering retiring on Dec. 31, 2013, which is in the middle of a pay period. Can a person retire in the middle of a pay period? Scenario 2:  What if I decide to retire at the end of the pay period (Jan. 4, 2014) instead? This way, I could collect my full sick leave, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. My concern is that I could still receive my first retirement check for the month of January and all my 2013 accrued vacation time as though I retired Dec. 31, 2012. Or will I…

Q. Please tell me approximately how much money I will receive upon expecting to retire June 3 with accrued annual leave of 240 hours, use-or-lose of 208 hours, plus 49 years of government service? A. To find out the gross amount you’d receive, multiply your hours of unused annual leave by your hourly rate of basic pay. For example, if you had 240 hours of unused annual leave and your rate of basic pay was $20 an hour, then your lump-sum payment would be $4,800. However, the amount you will receive will be less because federal taxes, state taxes (where…

Q. I am a Department of Army civilian employee, GS-12 (about two years of service). I plan on quitting in a few weeks for a job in the private sector. How many hours of annual leave can I sell back upon my departure? A. There is no limit. You will be entitled to a lump-sum payment for all your unused hours of annual leave.

Q: What are the terminal leave provisions for the last pay period prior to retirement? Is it not possible to use one’s accumulated annual leave (either all or some) instead of receiving the annual leave payment after separation? A: The federal government doesn’t have any terminal leave provisions. The only way you can take annual leave in any amount is if you apply for it and your request is approved by your supervisor.

Q: I plan to retire Dec. 31, 2011, which is when the leave year ends and will have approximately 300 hours of annual leave. Will I be able to cash out the full amount of 300 hours at retirement, or only 240 hours? If only 240 hours, then I would plan to schedule annual leave before retiring to use up the excess 60 hrs. A: As long as you retire before the new leave year begins, you will be paid for all those hours of unused annual leave.