I. Vacation Accumulation
The University vacation policy allows active general staff employees to earn vacation with pay. This vacation allowance is considered an earned right and not a privilege.
All hourly general staff vacations are scheduled on a fiscal year basis (July-June). Vacation for a new employee shall be prorated during the first fiscal year worked to be taken in the following year.
The following details the vacation accumulations and guidelines for general staff members.
Years of Service
|15 - 19||20 days|
|20 or more||25 days|
There will be no accumulation of vacation for an employee if they are not physically at work for at least one full day during a calendar month.
No vacation for general staff employees should be taken prior to completion of six months of employment. Vacations are not cumulative. Earned vacation must be taken in the year after which it was earned.
II. Guidelines for Administering the University Vacation Policy
A. The University reserves the right to approve vacation periods.
B. In order for the initial month to be counted for vacation accruals, employment must begin on or before the tenth day of the month.
C. Vacation cannot be taken before it is earned.
D. Pay in lieu of vacation is not permitted.
E. Transfer of employees from one department to another will include transfer of their vacation credit.
F. Vacations normally should be scheduled on a calendar week basis. Vacations of more than two consecutive weeks will not be scheduled without special approval.
G. If a recognized University holiday occurs during an authorized vacation period, the holiday will not be charged as a day of vacation time.
H. Active part-time will earn vacation allowance on a pro-rata basis.
I. Temporary employees will not earn vacation allowance.
J. Active full-time and active part-time employees who resign in good standing and give proper notice will receive their unused vacation pay.
Editorial Revision June 1985
Editorial Revision July 1987
Editorial Revision July 1989
Editorial Revision September 1993
Revised May 2008
Section Renumbered July 2011
Section Renumbered 2012
Section Renumbered 2014