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Annual Leave

Jul 1, 2020, 10:08 AM by MOSERS
I was told when I retire, I will only be paid for 6 weeks vacation and anything over 6 weeks will be lost. Is this true? 

The amount of vacation/annual leave that you can get paid for is determined by your agency, not by MOSERS. Limits on how much they will pay out may vary from one agency to another. The amount of your unused annual leave has no impact on your MOSERS retirement benefits.

Your monthly retirement benefit from MOSERS will be based on your final average pay and your credited service (this can include unused sick leave). MOSERS converts each block of 168 hours of unused sick leave into one month of service credit to be used in your retirement benefit calculation. So, any usage of sick leave near your retirement date may affect previous benefit estimates you have received.

We encourage you to check with your agency’s human resources office about your specific agency’s guidelines for annual and sick leave accrual and usage before retirement.

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