Human Resources Unit - Accrued Leave

Sick Leave:

Each employee shall accrue sick leave at the rate of one and one-quarter (1-1/4) days or the equivalent per including authorized leave with pay. Please refer to DOL’s Dependability Policy and your union contract for use of sick leave.

Upon successfully completing your initial probationary period (typically 6 months), you may request to use accrued vacation time. Schedule as follows (based on a 40 hour per week):

0-5 years of service: 1 day per month (12 days per year)

5-20 years: 1-1/4 days per month (15 days per year)

20 or more years: 1-2/3 days per month (20 days per year)

Personal Leave:
In addition to annual vacation, each full-time permanent employee shall have three (3) days of personal leave of absence with pay in each calendar year. Personal Leave days not taken in a calendar year shall not be accumulated. Please note, no such leaves will accrue for any calendar month in which an employee is on leave of absence without pay an aggregate of more than 5 days (40 working hours).

The state grants 13 paid holidays per year to permanent, full-time employees: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Intermittent employees must work the equivalent of six months (1044 hours) to be eligible for holiday pay.