|Vacation Leave-Accrual||Civil Leave|
|Sick Leave||Military Leave|
|Shared Leave||Family Medical Leave|
|Personal Leave Day|
Vacation Leave - Accrual
A maximum of 30 working days (240 hours) of Vacation may be accumulated. If not used, hours over 240 are lost on the anniversary date. View the procedure for deducting and/or extending leave in excess of 240 hours here.
Exempt Staff: Full-time Exempt employees earn 16 hours of vacation leave per month and can use that time when it is accrued.
Classified Staff: Regular employees are eligible to take accrued vacation leave with pay after six months of employment. Vacation leave accrues for full-time Classified employees as follows:
During 1st year (continuous state employment) 8 hours per month (96 hours per year)
During 2nd (continuous state employment) 8 hours 40 minutes per month (104 hours per year)
During 3rd and 4th years (continuous state employment) 9 hours 20 minutes per month (112 hours per year)
During 5th, 6th and 7th years (total state employment) 10 hours per month (120 hours per year)
During 8th, 9th and 10th years (total state employment) 10 hours 40 minutes per month (128 hours per year)
During 11th year (total state employment) 11 hours 20 minutes per month (136 hours per year)
During 12th year (total state employment) 12 hours per month (144 hours per year)
During 13th year (total state employment) 12 hours 40 minutes per month (152 hours per year)
During 14th year (total state employment) 13 hours 20 minutes per month (160 hours per year)
During 15th year (total state employment) 14 hours per month (168 hours per year)
During 16th year and succeeding years (total state employment) 14 hours 40 minutes (176 hours per year)
Part-time employees leave accrual will be pro-rated according to the percentage of employment.
Full-time regular employees earn eight hours of sick leave each month. Paid sick leave may be used for the following: illness, injury, or preventive health care; exposure to a contagious disease that might endanger others; disability due to pregnancy or childbirth; illness, injury, or death of relatives. Please see the CBA for more information. Regular part-time employees earn sick leave based on the ratio of their hours worked to the hours required for full employment.
Staff may donate accrued sick or annual leave or all or part of their personal holiday to a fellow state employee who is suffering from or has a relative or household member suffering from an extraordinary or severe illness or impairment which may cause the employee to take leave without pay or terminate employment. Employees who want to donate or to receive shared leave should contact the Human Resource Office in LIB 3102, extension 5361 or email us.
Regular permanent employees are entitled to eleven paid holidays:
|January 1, 2015||Thursday||New Year's Day|
|January 19, 2015||Monday||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|February 16, 2015||Monday||Presidents' Day|
|May 25, 2015||Monday||Memorial Day|
|July 3, 2015||Friday||Independence Day|
|September 7, 2015||Monday||Labor Day|
|November 11, 2015||Wednesday||Veterans Day|
|November 26, 2015||Thursday||Thanksgiving Holiday|
|November 27, 2015||Friday||Native American Heritage Day|
|December 25, 2015||Friday||Christmas Day|
|January 1, 2016||Friday||New Year's Day|
|January 18, 2016||Monday||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|February 15, 2016||Monday||Presidents' Day|
|May 30, 2016||Monday||Memorial Day|
|July 4, 2016||Monday||Independence Day|
|September 5, 2016||Monday||Labor Day|
|November 11, 2016||Friday||Veterans Day|
|November 24, 2016||Thursday||Thanksgiving Holiday|
|November 25, 2016||Friday||Native American Heritage Day|
|December 26, 2016||Monday||Christmas Day|
An employee may choose one (1) workday as a Personal Holiday during each calendar year if the employee has been continuously employed by the State of Washington and/or college for more than four (4) months. The pay for an employee’s Personal Holiday is equivalent to the employee’s work shift on the day selected for the Personal Holiday absence.
An employee may choose one (1) workday as a Personal Leave Day each fiscal year if the employee has been continuously employed by the college for more than four (4) months. The pay for a full-time employee’s Personal Leave Day is eight (8) hours. Personal Leave Day is pro-rated for less than full-time employees.
Employees are allowed leave with pay for jury duty or to perform other civil duties. Leave pay will be equal to full salary for the time involved.
Military leave with pay is granted to eligible employees in accordance with applicable state law, federal law, and the Collective Bargaining Agreement. For more information, please contact the Human Resource Services office in LIB 3102, call extension 5361 or email us.
Employees who are eligible and meet the criteria for Family Medical Leave may receive 12 weeks of paid medical benefits during a leave without pay. For more information or to determine eligibility, please contact the Human Resource Services office in LIB 3102, call extension 5361 or email us. Here is a link to a document published by the federal government that has more information about FMLA: (PDF), and feel free to review this PowerPoint on FMLA.