Eligible employees working on a 12-month basis are allowed vacation leave as follows:
Leave is proactively credited to the leave account of the qualifying employee on the first day of the employee's annual employment period (July 1st or August 1st), applicable to the upcoming year of service. Up to ten days of vacation leave can be carried over into the next year of service but must be used within six months or they are forfeited.
For a mid-year hire, the number of vacation days for the first year is prorated. For a mid-year separation of service, vacation leave days are adjusted, on a prorated basis, by the percentage of the annual employment period for which the individual was actively employed.
- Unused personal leave is converted to sick leave and applied to the sick leave balance of the employee at the end of the annual employment period. If the employee has a sick leave balance of greater than 120 days, the unused personal leave days may be cashed out at a rate of $100 per day. If the employee a sick leave balance of less than 120 days, the first five unused personal leave days are applied to the sick leave balance of the employee. Any remaining unused personal leave days may be cashed out at a rate of $100 per day or may be applied to the sick leave balance of the employee.
Benefits eligible employees are allowed to maintain a sick leave balance. The maximum accumulation of sick leave is 180 days. Sick leave is not granted to employees, but a sick leave balance may be accrued through the conversion of personal leave to sick leave. Employees may only use sick leave once their 10 days of personal leave per annual employment period are used. Supervisors can require medical documentation when approving sick leave. Accumulated sick leave is paid out to qualifying employees at retirement.