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Q & A Session – Possible Involuntary Separation Due to Reorganization

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Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience. Q: What are the rules and regulations regarding an organization doing a major reorganization with the possibility of involuntary separation? What are my rights? If I am 50 with over 30 years of experience, should I retire now or find another job until I reach age 55? If my job is abolished under CSRS, would I receive a 2 percent penalty each year until I reach 55? A: You ask a…

Q & A Session – Annual Leave as Lump Sum

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Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience. Q: After an involuntary separation, I wanted to use annual leave for my last five weeks after my last day on the job. However, I wanted my annual leave spread out, rather than in a lump sum to preserve my health benefits for as long as possible and extend my service for retirement purposes. Is there a rule that says you have to have a lump sum or can I have…