Section 15. Vacation
15.1 Vacation Allowance
Effective the first full pay period following Board of Supervisors’ approval of a successor MOU in 2023, applying only to hours earned prospectively, for every 2,080 hours worked, an extra help employee will be granted twenty-four (24) hours of vacation.
15.2 Vacation Schedule
The time at which employees shall be granted vacation time off shall be at the discretion of the appointing authority. Length of service and seniority of employees shall be given consideration in scheduling vacations and in giving preference as to vacation time. Written requests for vacation shall normally be approved or denied within one (1) calendar month of the appointing authority’s receipt of the request, absent special circumstances. Special circumstances may include, but are not limited to, uncertainty regarding sufficient staffing coverage for the requested time off. In the event of special circumstances, within one (1) calendar month of receipt of the written request, the appointing authority shall notify the requesting employee that special circumstances exist.
15.3 Vacation Allowance for Separated Employees
When an employee is separated from County service, their remaining vacation allowance shall be added to their final compensation.
15.4 Vacation Credit Upon Hire Into Regular Service
Extra-Help employees, excluding limited term employees, do not accrue vacation credits.
If an extra-help employee is appointed to a regular position, such appointee shall receive credit for their extra-help period of service in computing accumulated vacation (up to a maximum accrual of fifty-two (52) bi-weekly pay periods) and sick leave, provided that no credit shall be given for service preceding any period of more than twenty-eight (28) consecutive calendar days in which they were not in a pay status, except where the absence from pay status was due to an approved leave of absence or a period during which the extra-help employee would not normally be scheduled to work.