Below are the various types of paid leave available to State employees. If you have questions regarding this information, please contact your agency personnel office.
Accident Leave Leave that is granted to an employee as a result of a work-related accident that is determined to be compensable by the Injured Worker’s Insurance Fund or the Worker’s Compensation Commission. Accident leave is compensated at 2/3 the employee’s normal pay. An employee must use accident leave beginning on the first day of the disability and continuing until the day the employee is certified to return to work by a health care provider or 6 months from the day of the disability, whichever is earlier. Annual Leave Leave that can be used for any purpose with prior approval from the employee’s supervisor; new employees must complete 6 months of State service before using annual leave; this leave is accrued based on years of service starting at 10 days per year and up to 25 days per year with 20 years of service; employees may carry up to 75 days or 600 hours over from one year to the next.
Organ Donor LeaveLeave that is granted to an employee who is an organ or bone marrow donor.Amount of Leave: In any 12-month period, an employee may use up to 7 days of organ donation leave to serve as a bone marrow donor; and 30 days of organ donation leave to serve as an organ donor. Employee must contact their human resources office to apply.
Personal Leave Leave that can be used for any purpose with prior notification to the employee’s supervisor; each employee is entitled to 6 days, not to exceed 48 hours, of personal leave at the beginning of the first full pay period of the calendar year. Personal leave may be pro-rated for new employees based on the month the employee begins employment. Personal leave may not be carried over from one year to the next. Religious Observances An employee, including a temporary employee, may elect to work overtime to earn compensatory time for an absence for a religious observance. Sick Leave Leave that can be used for the following reasons:
Employees earn sick leave at the rate of 15 days per year. Employees must notify their supervisor when using this leave. There is no limit to the number of sick leave days an employee may accrue or carry over into a new calendar year.
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