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Reemployment and Unused Sick Leave

Jun 7, 2024, 10:58 AM by MOSERS
I just read, "A team member who separates from state service, but returns within five years will have their sick leave balance restored." So If I retire with 600 hours of sick leave, I know that I'll get 3 months of credit for 504 hours of that 600. If I came back to work for the state, would I get back the 96 that I was not able to apply toward my service credit?

No. Since the sick leave was used in the calculation of the retirement benefit for the period of service in which it was earned, any remaining unused sick leave is removed from your employer’s payroll system after you retire.

Therefore, if you are a retiree receiving a MOSERS benefit who is reemployed in a benefit-eligible position after observing the termination and reemployment rules, you cannot receive credit for pre-retirement unused sick leave, including any remaining hours that did not convert to whole months of service credit at retirement. Upon reemployment in a benefit-eligible position, a retiree is treated as a new employee.
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