Ask The Experts: Retirement

By Reg Jones

Annual leave buyback

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Q. Is there a cap on the amount of annual leave that can be bought back by the government at retirement?

A. To the best of my knowledge, only the U.S. Postal Service has a limit on the number of hours of unused annual leave for which it will make a lump-sum payment.

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  1. M. Coverson Says:
    August 30th, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Other than the USPS and possibly law enforcement/military, I belive there is a cap on the number of hours of annual leave that you’re paid for at retirement: it is 448 (240 max number of carry over hours plus 208 hours of annual leave earned per year).