18.1 Vacation Allowance

Employees shall be entitled to vacation with pay in accordance with the following schedules. Such accrual shall be pro-rated for any employees who work less than full-time during a pay period.

Effective the first full pay period following Board approval of a successor MOU, vacation accrual shall be as follows:

(1)   During the first five (5) years of continuous service, vacation will be accrued at the rate of four (4) 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 five (5) 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 six (6) 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 seven (7) 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 eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period worked.

(6)   After completion of twenty-five (25) years of continuous service, vacation will be accrued at the rate of nine (9) hours per biweekly pay period worked.

(7)   No employee may carry an accumulation of more than fifty-two (52) pay periods’ vacation accrual at any one time. However, employees may accrue unlimited vacation time in excess of the 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 allowed.

(8)   No vacation will be permitted prior to the completion of thirteen (13) full biweekly pay periods of continuous 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 an employee in an extra help capacity may be included with service in a regular established position in computing vacation allowance for the purpose of this Section. However, such service in an extra help or seasonal capacity may not be included if it preceded a period of over thirty (30) days during which the employee was not in a pay status.

18.2 Vacation Schedule

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

18.3 Vacation Allowance for Separated Employees

When an employee is separated from County service any remaining vacation allowance shall be added to the final compen­sation.

18.4 Vacation Pay

Payment for vacation shall be at the base pay of the employee plus applicable differential, if any, as provided in Section 10.