1. Vacation Allowance

Employees, excluding seasonal and extra-help, or as herein otherwise provided, shall be entitled to vacation with pay in accordance with the following schedule, based on a full time work schedule. Accruals listed are prorated for part time employees:

  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.
    1. 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.
    1. 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.
    1. 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.

  • No employee will be allowed to have an accumulation of more than fifty-two (52) biweekly pay periods 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.
    • No vacation will be permitted prior to the completion of thirteen (13) biweekly pay periods of service. Such service includes time in an extra-help status provide that there has not been a break in service as specified in paragraph (10) below.
    • Vacation may be used in increments of six (6) minutes.
    • Seasonal and extra-help employees do not accrue vacation credits, except that the service of an employee in a seasonal or extra-help capacity shall 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 twenty-eight (28) consecutive calendar days during which the employee was not in a pay status.
    • 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 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.

  1. Vacation Allowance for Separated Employees

When an employee is separated from County service his/her remaining vacation allowance shall be added to his/her final compensation.