You are eligible to take vacation leave after completing 120 days of continuous service in a regular full- or part-time status. Supervisors can waive the waiting period at their discretion. Vacation cannot be taken in advance of being earned.
Your vacation time will be scheduled at the mutual convenience of the department and yourself. If you’re a nonexempt employee, you may take vacation leave in increments of 15 minutes, while exempt staff may take vacation leave in increments of at least one-half day.
More about taking vacation time off:
- Payouts: Generally, you cannot take pay in lieu of earned vacation except at termination. However, accrued vacation is paid when a staff member changes status (for example, if you change from a benefits-eligible to a non-benefits-eligible status; from staff to faculty, appointed position, or student status).
- Accumulation: For staff hired or reinstated prior to July 1, 2013, accrued vacation is to be taken within 24 months of the month in which it is earned. For staff hired or reinstated on or after July 1, 2013, the maximum accrued unused vacation leave is 22 days.
- Holidays: University holidays occurring during a vacation period are not counted as vacation days. If a staff member is on a previously scheduled vacation and the university officially closes, the time the university is officially closed will not be charged to accrued vacation leave. However, the university must be officially closed for at least one half day.