Do I have to pay back my employer for their accounting mistake?

Question Details: I work for a contractor for the U.S. government. My benefits include 80 hours of PTO a year awarded on the anniversary of employment. When I was hired they informed me and those I was hired with that they were trying something new and instead of an 80 hour dump they would be having the hours accrue every pay period semi-monthly. The contract is ending at the end of next month. They realized that they have awarded us more then the allowed PTO hours and have informed us that if we used any of this extra hours we will need to pay the company back before the company departs and the new contracts begin. We were informed all money owed will be removed from our last check with this company.

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