​​​​Employees may be eligible for a payout of their sick leave upon retirement. Sick leave payouts are paid based on eligibility and annuity verification. If eligible, you will receive a leave payout of unused annual and personal last paycheck. 


Sick Leave Payout Eligibility

​If enrolled in SERS/PSERS:
Age​​Years of Service
​Superannuation Age
​5 Years of Credited Service*
​Prior to Superannuation Age
​25 Years of Credited Service*
​Any Age with Approved Disability Retirement
​5 Years of Credited Service*

​*Credited service includes years of service credited by SERS and PSERS retirement plan and may include purchased service.  ​


If enrolled in ARP:

​Age
​Years of Service
​Age 60
​5 Years of Commonwealth/State System Service**
​Prior to Age 60
​25 Years of Commonwealth/State System Service**
​Any Age with Approved Disability Retirement
​5 Years of Commonwealth/State System Service**

** Commonwealth/State System service does not include employment with a public school (K-12).


​​​Sick Leave​ Payment Schedule​ ​​
Days Available at Retirement​
​Percentage Buy-Out
​Maximum Days
​0-100
​30%
​30
​101-200
​40%
​80
​201-300
​​50%
150
​Over 300 (in last year of employment)
100% of days over 300​
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