Annual and Sick 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. Submit Leave Request Form
The rate of earning is based on the length of state service as follows:
of State Service
Days of Leave Earned Per Month of Employment
Less than 5 years
5 but less than 10 years
10 but less than 15 years
15 but less than 20 years
20 years or more
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.