Annual leave is to be used for
absences for vacation purposes. Annual leave must be scheduled in advance
and shall be granted for periods of time requested by the employee subject to
management's responsibility to maintain efficient operations.
OPEIU employees earn paid
annual leave on a biweekly basis as a percentage of regular
hours paid. To earn annual leave, employees must be permanent
or, if temporary, must have worked at least 750 hours in the leave
calendar year. The leave calendar year is defined as the first full pay
period in January through the pay period that includes December 31. Temporary employees who meet the 750-hour threshold will
be notified in writing at the time eligibility is met.
percentage of annual hours earned per biweekly pay depends on
the employee’s leave service credit and most recent date of hire. Leave
service credit includes all periods of service in an active pay status
(paid at least one hour in a pay period) as a State System and/or