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Leave and Time Off
All permanent, full-time State System employees are compensated with paid annual leave, personal leave, sick leave, and holidays each calendar year. Review the information below or your applicable collective bargaining agreement for further detail and entitlement.
 
Annual Leave
 
Years of Service
Accumulation Rate
Days
Up to 1
4% of regular hours paid
10.4 days per year
1 – 15
6% of regular hours paid
15.6 days per year
15 - 25
8% of regular hours paid
20.8 days per year
Over 25
10% of regular hours paid
26 days per year
 
·         Up to 45 days of unused leave may be carried from one year to the next
·         Leave in excess of 45 days not used within the first seven pay periods of the new leave calendar year will be converted to sick leave up to the maximum accumulation
·         Payment for unused leave at termination/retirement
 
Sick Leave
 
Accumulation Rate
Maximum Days
6% of regular hours paid
15.6 days per year
 
·         Unused leave may be carried from one year to the next
·         300 days maximum accumulation
·         Must contribute 2.6 days annually to sick leave bank
 
Bereavement and Sick Family Leave*
Reason
Days
Death of relative
3 – 5 days, depending on relationship
Sickness of immediate family
5 days per calendar year
*leave used is deducted from your sick leave balance
 
Sick Leave Payout Upon Retirement*
Days Available at Retirement
Percentage Buy-Out
Maximum Days
0 – 100
30%
30
101 - 200
40%
80
201 - 300
50%
150
Over 300
(in last year of employment)
100% of days over 300
13
*certain eligibility criteria must be met
 
 
Personal Leave
 
Employee Status
Days
Permanent full-time employees on 12-month schedule
5 days per year
Permanent full-time employees on 9-month schedule
4  days per year
Permanent Part-Time
Pro-rated basis
·      Personal leave not used within the leave calendar year in which it was earned may be carried over for the first seven pay periods of the next leave calendar year. Any days not used within the first seven pay periods of the next leave calendar year will be lost.
·      Payment for unused accrued leave at termination/retirement
 
 
Holidays
 
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr., Day
Presidents’ Day*
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Columbus Day*
Veterans’ Day*
Thanksgiving
Christmas
*Minor holiday - observation of holidays may vary by university