Earned annual leave may be taken at appropriate times as approved in advance by the appropriate supervisory chain of command. Annual leave shall be requested and approved prior to its occurrence. Annual leave may be denied if it is not timely requested or hampers the routine operations of the college.
Employees eligible to accrue annual leave are those compensated from Salary Schedules A, B, C, E, and H (prorated). Employees compensated from Salary Schedule H shall receive annual leave under the same terms and conditions as other eligible employees, except a "day" of annual leave shall be as follows: four (4) hours for employees compensated from Schedule H-20, five (5) hours for employees compensated from Schedule H-25, six (6) hours for employees compensated from Schedule H-30, and seven (7) hours for employees compensated from Schedule H-35.
Annual leave is not provided for Salary Schedule D or L personnel.
Annual Leave is earned based on years of service at the current employing entity:
|0-4||1.00 day per month, equivalent to 8 hours|
|5-9||1.25 days per month, equivalent to 10 hours|
|10-14||1.50 days per month, equivalent to 12 hours|
|15-19||1.75 days per month, equivalent to 14 hours|
|20-above||2.00 days per month, equivalent to 16 hours|
A “year of service” shall be a completed year of service at the current employing entity, not based on experience or service at other employers.
All new hires at an ACCS entity will begin accrual of annual leave under this policy at 0 years of service, with one exception: A President, upon request of a new employee within the first 90 days of employment, may award additional years of service for annual leave accrual purposes to an employee who has been hired directly from one ACCS college or the ACCS system office to an ACCS college with no time lapse between dates of employment. The years of service awarded by the President under this exception cannot be more than the number of years that the employee was employed at the ACCS system office or prior ACCS institution. This policy is not applicable to employee hires from any other location or entity. The President is not required to award any additional years of service under this policy.
In order to move to the next year of service for annual leave accrual purposes, an employee must have worked at least nine months of the leave accrual year. As an example, if a new employee is hired on January 2, then that employee will not have worked 9 months by September 1 of the same year (when the annual leave rate changes occur) and will be required to wait until the following year to move to the next year of service).
Employees must be in paid status for a minimum of one-half of the work days in the month of employment to accrue a day of annual leave (except those under FMLA leave).
A maximum of 60 days of annual leave may be accrued and carried forward into each September. Earned annual leave may be taken at appropriate times as approved in advance by the President or designee. Annual leave may exceed 60 days during a year; however, annual leave exceeding 60 days earned but not taken by September 1 is forfeited. Personnel who leave employment will be paid for the actual number of annual leave days earned and not used, up to a maximum of 60 days.
Employees who leave employment will be paid for the actual number of annual days earned and not used up to the maximum of sixty (60) days. Payment of annual leave will be based on the employee’s salary at the time of separation.
If an employee who is eligible to accrue annual leave assumes a regular (non-temporary) assignment on the D or local salary schedules where annual leave is not earned or accrued, payment for the unused portion of the accrued annual leave will be made at the conclusion of the eligible assignment and will be based on the eligible salary schedule upon request of the employee.