Does anyone know anything about the retirement year? Such as if you plan to retire July 1, 2004, is there any policy concerning posting vacation, etc. for the 8 weeks prior to July 1st? Do you have to work the day prior or after vacations if they are back to back and so forth? What about working 20 weeks in a calendar year to earn about 3 months of credited time? This means no one could retire by January 4th if that would be the date of their 25th -30th year of service? What are retirees opinions about being paid for vaction time or staying on as an employee on vacation time to earn needed service time as far as tax breaks, deferred comp., etc.?