Annual leave


Q. I have 38 years with the federal government. I have 240 hours of stored leave and, if I save my annual leave this year, I will have 208 hours of annual leave. This equates to 448 hours times my base pay, which is $33.92 for $15,196.

When I retire at the end of this year, can I roll my lump-sum payment over to my Thrift Savings Plan account before taxes?

A. No.


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