UAPD Section 14: Vacations

14.1     Vacation Allowance

Unit members, excluding extra help, or as herein otherwise provided, shall be entitled to vacation with pay in accordance with the following schedules:

(1)        During the first five (5) years of continuous service, vacation will be accrued at the rate of 4.0 hours per biweekly pay period worked.

(2)        After the completion of five (5) years of continuous service, vacation will be accrued at the rate of 4.9 hours per biweekly pay period worked.

(3)        After the completion of ten (10) years of continuous service, vacation will be accrued at the rate of 5.9 hours per biweekly pay period worked.

(4)        After the completion of fifteen (15) years of continuous service, vacation will be accrued at the rate of 6.5 hours per biweekly pay period worked.

(5)        After the completion of twenty (20) years of continuous service, vacation will be accrued at the rate of 6.8 hours per biweekly pay period worked.

(6)        After the completion of twenty-five (25) years of continuous service, vacation will be accrued at the rate of 7.4 hours per biweekly pay period worked.

(7)        No unit member will be allowed to carry more than fifty-two (52) biweekly pay periods of vacation accrual at any one time. However, unit members may accrue unlimited vacation time in excess of this maximum when such vacation accrues due to remaining in a pay status during periods of illness or injury which precluded liquidating vacation credits earned in excess of the maximum.

(8)        No vacation will be permitted prior to the completion of thirteen (13) full biweekly pay periods of service.

(9)        Vacation may be used in increments of six (6) minutes.

(10)      Extra help do not accrue vacation credits, except that the service of a unit member in an extra help capacity may be included with the service in a regular established position in computing vacation allowance for the purpose of this Section. However, such service in an extra help capacity may not be included if it preceded a period of over twenty-eight (28) consecutive calendar days during which the unit member was not in a pay status.

(11)      Accruals are prorated for part time unit members. Accruals for biweekly credit for years of service will be based on the unit members’ ratio of hours worked to full time.

14.2     Vacation Schedule

The time at which unit members shall be granted vacations shall be at the discretion of the appointing authority. Length of service and seniority of unit members shall be given consideration in scheduling vacations and in giving preference as to vacation time.

14.3     Vacation Allowance for Separated Unit members

When a unit member is separated from County service, any remaining vacation allowance shall be added to the final compensation.

14.4     Vacation Pay

Payment for vacation shall be at the base pay of the unit member plus applicable differential, if any, as provided in Section 32.