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alaska mailmanPerson was signed in when posted
09:01 PM ET (US)
fedup- Do you no the difference between AL and SL?
Vet1Person was signed in when posted
04:05 PM ET (US)
Old......the 200 hrs would not be tacked on as it's basically a credit added in the beginning. Now if you worked up to the 200hrs then of coarse you can take that with. If you burn 200 hrs right when you get it then no you can't take it with as it's earned. Hope that clears any confusion. Godspeed
05:14 PM ET (US)
fedup /m2554 - ANNUAL leave is not added to your time.
04:34 PM ET (US)
Dennis, where are you getting your info? I had 4 months of SL and it was added to my time of service. 31yrs 4mo.
04:48 PM ET (US)
fedup > Annual leave is not added to your time.
04:36 PM ET (US)
#2549 Yes, it is added to your time, although it doesn't benefit you that much. If I could have used mine, I would have.
Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
03:20 PM ET (US)
/m2549 I don't know the leave situation in your office, but if you are in danger of losing leave you need to notify management asap to give them the opportunity to work with you so that you are able to use your leave. It might not be good to wait until Thanksgiving and tell them you have to take the rest of the year off to avoid losing leave. If you really are retiring at the end of the year, however, perhaps you could arrange ahead of time to unofficially "retire" with 200 workhours left before your official retirement at the end of the year. With that understanding set in stone, you could use up your annual before you retire.
Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
03:11 PM ET (US)
/m2549 Googling generally provides the best answers because you find sources that are more trustworthy than internet posters. Here is your answer. Generally (except when there is a VERA) the max is 440 for city carriers.

old and tired
02:35 PM ET (US)
Does anyone know if I retired on dec 30 could I then retire with 440 hours a/l carried over from 2016 and then 200 hours earned in 2017, for a total of 640 hours of terminal pay.
old and tired
02:32 PM ET (US)
To all FERS retirees, does your terminal leave count toward your total time worked, like they add in unused sick time toward total time employed
egarkPerson was signed in when posted
11:10 PM ET (US)
VirgilCane /m2546 -- ??? Get rid of the periods please to make it comprehensible and maybe you will get an answer.
Virgil. Cane
10:54 PM ET (US)
If I'm still on. Workers. Comp @65 and getting. Social security ,will there be. A switch between wc and. Soc sec benefits
Edited 08-01-2017 10:54 PM
Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
01:56 PM ET (US)
/m2543 Keith, if you have military or any service that requires that you pay into your retirement system to get credit for it you need to evaluate that. You can log on to liteblue.usps.gov and find information. You can also call human resources shared services and talk to someone. Just google usps hrssc. You can also find a FERS or CSRS retirement handbook online by searching. Lots to variables. If you are CSRS it might be simpler. If you are FERS, you can factor in the FERS supplement if you have not turned 62 yet. Since you must be near or at 62, you need to know that a FERS employee with 20 or more years of creditable service gets 1.1% per year (of high 3 at this time) at or after age 62 instead of the normal 1% per year. So if you are FERS, you might not want to retire at 61.5 years of age. Sick leave is also a factor--use it? have it added to years of service?

Hope that gets you started.
10:04 AM ET (US)
Anything new on the Sandra McConnell class action....or are we all just going to get screwed and after nearly 10 years of waiting for this case to be resolved will we then just have to file our own case. I thought we were all a part of the class action. The case website update never really gives enough info. Still waiting.
Keith S-BMC Alaska
09:34 AM ET (US)
How do you figure out what you will actually receive on retirement? I have over 42 years federal service- some funded some not and I don't seem to be able to nail down what to expect if I should retire, Are there counselors available to help you through this process? Obviously I have paid little attention to the thought of actually having lived long enough to get to this point. Stupid I know. Any thoughts?
Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
07:56 AM ET (US)
/m2541 Go to opm.gov and do a search. Find a phone number there. If someone retires while married (or has a divorce that affects pension) the spouse has rights. Hopefully, your mom did not sign away her survivor's pension. I believe it is half. If your dad had Thrift Savings Fund money, you need to find out if there is anything there, also. tsp.gov
Tony :)
11:51 PM ET (US)
My dad just passed away.
He was a retired postal worker with a good pension. Just curious if my mom will receive any of his benifits now that he is gone. If so what does she need to do if anything? Thank you for your help.
Lisa M
03:02 PM ET (US)
2 years. Can't wait!!! Thanks!!!
82% RetiredPerson was signed in when posted
02:48 PM ET (US)
Lisa try Googling CSRS pr FERS retirement seminars. I just did and found several. How long until you plan on retiring?
Lisa M
02:35 PM ET (US)
Looking for pre-retirement seminars?
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