Ask The Experts: Retirement

By Reg Jones

Is there a cap on sick leave?

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Q: Is there a cap on how much sick leave can be applied to calculating a pension? Is there a 2,087-hour limit?

A: No, there isn’t any cap on how many hours of unused sick leave can be applied when calculating an annuity. However, for the time being, Federal Employees Retirement System employees will only get credit for one-half of their total hours, while Civil Service Retirement System employees will continue to get full credit.

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  1. Stephanie Says:
    January 13th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Regarding FERS retirement credit for sick leave. The answer given was “for the time being” the credit is only 50% of the sick leave hours. This is only a partial answer.
    The fact is people in FERS will 100% credit if they retire after January 1, 2014.