19.1.            Vacation Allowance

Workers, excluding extra-help or as herein otherwise provided, shall be entitled to vacation with pay in accordance with the following schedule. Part-time workers except extra-help shall be entitled to vacation accruals on a pro‑rated basis.

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

  1. During the first 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 5 years of continuous service, vacation will be accrued at the rate of 5 hours per biweekly pay period worked.
  3. After the completion of 10 years of continuous service, vacation will be accrued at the rate of 6 hours per biweekly pay period worked.
  4. After the completion of 15 years of continuous service, vacation will be accrued at the rate of 7 hours per biweekly pay period worked.
  5. After the completion of 20 years of continuous service, vacation will be accrued at the rate of 8 hours per biweekly pay period worked.
  6. After completion of 25 years of continuous service, vacation will be accrued at the rate of 9 hours per biweekly pay period worked.
  7. No worker will be allowed to have an accumulation of more than fifty-two (52) biweekly pay periods vacation accrual to their credit at any one time. However, workers may accrue unlimited vacation time in excess of the maximum allowance when such vacation accrues because of 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 completion of thirteen (13) 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 prior extra-help service shall be included with service in a regular established position in computing vacation allowance for the purpose of this Section. Such service as extra-help may not be included if it preceded a period of over twenty-eight (28) consecutive calendar days during which the worker was not in a pay status, except if approved by the Human Resources Director.

19.2.            Vacation Schedule

The time at which workers shall be granted vacation shall be at the discretion of the appointing authority. Length of service and seniority shall be given consideration in scheduling vacations and in giving preference as to vacation time. The Employee Relations Division agrees to investigate and, if appropriate, to ensure that a worker be allowed to take vacation time off when the worker is at the maximum vacation accrual amount. The decision of the Employee Relations Manager shall be final.

19.3.            Vacation Allowance for Separated Workers

When a worker is separated from County service their remaining vacation allowance shall be added to their final compensation.