Ask The Experts: Retirement

By Reg Jones

Payment for restored leave

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Q. I resigned from VA in 1996. I had both accrued annual leave and restored leave. Upon my resignation, I was paid for the annual leave only, which I did not notice at the time. I was rehired by VA in 2000. In reviewing old paperwork, I noticed that I had not been paid for the restored leave. I have asked my HR department to review but have received no response. Am I still entitled to payment for the restored leave I had in 1996?

A. If it can be established that you 1) were entitled to restored leave and 2) weren’t paid for it when you left, you should be paid for it now.

Whether those points can be confirmed at this point remains to be seen.

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