Employees need to have paid time off for relaxation, recreational, religious, cultural, and other personal reasons. Employees who are represented by a union accrue vacation based on the provisions of their collective bargaining contract. Unrepresented employees accrue vacation based on the provisions of Board and Personnel Commission Rules. The vacation earning rate for employees who are assigned to positions designated as senior management are outlined in their individual employment contracts.
As an employee earns additional years of service credit, the rate at which vacation days are earned increases based on a different schedule for each employee group. For detailed information you must refer to the appropriate union contract, or Board or Personnel Commission Rules. Links are included at the end of this section.
Although regular employees serving an initial probationary period start earning vacation upon hire, vacation time cannot be taken until the first day of the pay period following completion of 130 days of paid service in the regular assignment. Employees are not authorized to take vacation until it is earned. No payment for vacation accumulation shall be made to an employee who separates from employment prior to completion of l30 days of paid service.
Typically, if you do not take your full annual vacation each year the amount not taken will accumulate, to a maximum of 400 hours, for use in succeeding years. Once an employee has a vacation balance of 400 hours, they are subject to earning vacation at a reduced accrual rate or not at all.
Employees are expected to give their supervisors advance notice of their intention to use vacation in accordance with the contract and/or Board and Personnel Commission Rules. Requests for vacation are subject to the review by, and approval of, an employee’s supervisor.
Board Policy 7340
Personnel Commission Rule 812
AFT College Staff Guild Contract-Article 10
Local 99 Contract-Article 13
Building Trades Contract-Article 12