Unused Sick Leave Payout

Shelby County Government currently allows for payment of unused sick leave to immediate or deferred retirements.  Immediate retirements will receive their payouts within 6 weeks of retirement.  Deferred retirements will not receive payouts until the date they become eligible to retire.

 In order to be eligible for a sick leave payout your salary must be under $60,000for a period of 5 years prior to retirement.  Sick leave payout is based on an annual salary amount of $20,000 and is only payable for up to 75 days.  Payments are process by the Finance Department and will be mailed to the retiree in a separate check to their address on file.  For further information regarding sick leave payouts, consulted your employee handbook.  Sick leave payouts are not a pension benefit; therefore, the Retirement Office does not set the eligibility rules or process the payment.

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1. How Do I Retire?
2. How much will my pension be at retirement?
3. What Does Vesting Mean?
4. Termination of employment (not eligible to retire)
5. Active Death Benefit
6. Unused Sick Leave Payout
7. Annual and Bonus Leave
8. Pension Service Time
9. What is a Service Retirement?
10. What is an Early Retirement?
11. What is a Deferred Retirement?
12. If I do not want to draw an early retirement, can I defer the pension?
13. What benefits can I carry into retirement?
14. Can I leave my pension to anyone I wish?
15. Can I change my pension beneficiary once I retire, if my spouse dies?
16. Which pension plan am I in?
17. What percent am I contributing to my retirement and can I increase the percentage and or amount?
18. Do I have to be in Shelby County’s Retirement Plan?
19. Do I have to do direct deposit?
20. How do I get a retirement badge?
21. Can I take funds out of my pension plan?
22. Am I eligible for a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)?
23. How is my pension calculated?
24. Can my spouse keep my health insurance if I die?