Annual and Sick Leave

  • Annual Leave

    Annual leave is to allow and encourage employees to renew their physical and mental capabilities and to remain fully productive.  Employees are encouraged to request annual vacation leave during each year in order to achieve this purpose.  (Leave Request Form)

    The rate of earning is based on the length of state service as follows:

    Years

    of State Service

    Days of Leave Earned Per Month of Employment

    Less than 5 years

    1.17

    5 but less than 10 years

    1.42

    10 but less than 15 years

    1.67

    15 but less than 20 years

    1.92

    20 years or more

    2.17

     

     



    Sick Leave

    Full-time employees working or on paid leave for one-half or more of the workdays in any monthly pay period earn one sick day per month or the number of hours worked daily by a full-time employee in that class of work up to a maximum of eight hours.

    Part-time employees working or on paid leave for one-half or more of the workdays in any monthly pay period earn sick leave computed on a pro rata basis of the amount earned by a full-time employee in that class of work.

    Sick leave may be used for:

    • Any actual period of temporary disability caused by or contributed to by personal illness or injury, which prevents an employee from performing his/her usual duties.  Sick leave due to pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, childbirth, or postnatal recovery must be treated in the same manner as any other temporary disability. 
    • Up to 30 days of earned sick leave may be used to care for a child placed with an employee for adoption.
    • Medical appointments of the employee.
    • Illness in the immediate family and medical appointments related to the illness that necessitates the employee's attendance.
    • Death in the immediate family.
    The length of leave granted for illness or death in the immediate family is determined by the local administrative unit based on individual employee need.  Whenever possible, employees should give 30 days advance notice of plans to take sick leave for elective medical or surgical procedures or for childbirth.  (Leave Request Form)

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