Human Resources

Vacation Leave

Vacation leave must be approved by the supervisor prior to an employee taking leave. Vacation leave may also be used for other personal reasons requiring absence from work. The minimum amount that can be taken is fifteen minutes.

Vacation leave credits shall be provided for a full-time or part-time employee with a permanent, probationary, trainee, or time-limited permanent appointment who is in pay status for one-half or more of the regularly scheduled workdays and holidays in a pay period. The rate is based on length of total State service.

Eligibility: Permanent employees regularly scheduled to work at least 20 or more hours per week, and who are in pay status for at least one-half of the days in a month, are eligible to earn leave. Permanent full-time employees (40 hours per week) earn vacation and sick leave according to the chart below. Employees who work less than 40 hours per week earn leave on a pro-rated basis according to the number of scheduled work hours each week.  

Vacation leave is earned on the following basis:


2010 Accrual Rate

2011 Accrual Rate

0 - 2 Years

11.75 Days Per Year

14 Days Per Year

2 - 5 years

13.75 Days Per Year

14 Days Per Year

5 - 10 years

16.75 Days Per Year

17 Days Per Year

10 - 15 years

19.75 Days Per Year

20 Days Per Year

15 - 20 years

22.75 Days Per Year

23 Days Per Year

20 years or more

25.75 Days Per Year

26 Days Per Year


Vacation leave may be accumulated without any applicable maximum until December 31 of each calendar year. On December 31 any employee with more than 30 days (240 hrs.) of accumulated leave shall have the excess accumulation converted to sick leave so only 30 days are carried forward to January 1 of the next calendar year.

If you leave state employment, you are paid for accumulated vacation leave to a maximum of 30 days (240 hrs.).