Annual and Sick Leave:
Eligible employees accrue annual leave at the end of each pay period provided they are in pay status for the required amount of time. Accrued annual leave will be available for use at the beginning of the pay period after it is earned. Full-time employees must be in pay status for at least 40 hours during a pay period to accrue leave. This minimum period is pro-rated for part-time employees by the percentage of time worked.
Eligible full-time employees earn annual leave depending on the length of continuous service at the following rates:
- 5 hours per pay period: 0-60 months (inclusive) – semi-monthly
- 6 hours per pay period: 60 ½ – 120 months (inclusive) – semi-monthly
- 7 hours per pay period: 120 ½ months and greater – semi-monthly
Accrual at the appropriate higher rate begins on the first day of the pay period after the employee completes the required months of continuous service.
Employees may accumulate up to 360 hours of annual leave. Any annual leave over 360 hours is placed in a forfeited status, but may be restored in cases of illness or disability. In some cases, forfeited annual leave may be counted toward retirement. Employees may use annual leave for vacations or any other time needed to attend to personal business. Employees must request to use accrued annual leave and receive prior approval from their supervisor, unless an emergency situation exists.
Eligible full-time employees accrue five (5) hours of sick leave at the end of each pay period. Sick leave may be accumulated up to a total of 720 hours. Any sick leave over 720 hours is placed in a forfeited status, but may be restored in case of illness or disability. In some cases, forfeited sick leave and unused sick leave may be counted toward retirement.