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The College believes that periods of rest from employees' duties and responsibilities are necessary and provides time off for vacations with pay. All regular employees are eligible for paid vacation leave. Regular part-time employees who work a minimum of 20 hours per week, academic year employees, and new hires with less than one year of employment are eligible for vacation leave on a prorated basis.
A maximum of one year's accrual may be carried over from one fiscal year to the next at July 1 of each year. Vacation accrues on a monthly basis except during the introductory period. After the six-month introductory period has been completed, a retroactive amount of vacation time is available.
Vacation for full-time exempt employees is earned as follows:
|Length of Service||Vacation Benefit|
|1 month but less than 10 years||20 days|
|10 years or more||25 days|
Employees are encouraged to cooperate with each other in arranging for vacation leave, recognizing that there may be administrative or minimum coverage requirements necessitating the scheduling of vacation leave at certain periods of time. Requests for vacation leave are subject to the approval of the supervisor and should be made as far in advance as possible. Vacation is not normally taken during the introductory period.
Employees hired on or before the 15th of the month, or separated on or after the 15th of the month, will be given vacation credit for a month's service in computing service dates for vacation eligibility. Academic year employees earn vacation based on the number of weeks worked during the year.
Employees on unpaid leaves of absence do not accrue credit for vacation leave. Except for employees separated during their introductory period, accrued but unused vacation pay is paid to employees at the time of separation.
Vacation pay is computed by multiplying the employee's daily base pay rate by the number of vacation days accrued.
An employee may request a salary advance from the payroll office if necessary when leaving on vacation.