15.1.             Vacation Allowance  

Employees, excluding seasonal or as herein otherwise provided, shall be entitled to accrue vacation with pay in accordance with the following schedule:

Effective the first full pay period following Board approval of this 2019 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 the 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 will be allowed to have an accumulation of more than fifty-two (52) pay periods of vacation accrual to his/her credit at any one time. However, employees 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 time off will be permitted prior to the completion of thirteen (13) pay periods of service.

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

(10)    Seasonal employees do not accrue vacation credits, except that the service of an employee in a seasonal 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 a seasonal capacity may not be included if it preceded a period of over twenty-eight (28) days during which the employee was not in a pay status.

(11)    Vacation accruals are pro-rated for part time employees.

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.

15.3.             Vacation Cash Out for Separated Employees  

When an employee is separated from County service after continuous employment of at least thirteen (13) biweekly pay periods, the cash out value of his/her unused, accrued vacation shall be added to his/her final compensation. An employee separated before serving thirteen (13) pay periods shall not be eligible for vacation cash out.