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Paid Leave Benefits

A variety of leave options are available for state employees as outlined below:

Annual Leave

Annual leave is accrued based upon years of continuous service and is utilized for vacations, personal business, and time off not covered by other paid or holiday provisions.

Accumulation Schedule

Years of Cumulative Service
Accrual Rate Per Year
Accrual Limit
Less than 5 years
15 days per year
30 days
5 through 9 years
18 days per year
60 days
10 through 19 years
20 days per year
60 days
20 years and over
25 days per year
60 days


Sick Leave

Sick leave is to be used when an employee is unable to work due to illness or injury, or for medical, dental, or optical examinations or treatment. Full-time employees accrue 15 days per year. There is no accumulation limit.

Family Medical Leave

Employees with at least 12 months of service who have worked at least 1,250 hours in the preceding 12 months may take family leave, not to exceed 12 weeks in a 12 month period for qualifying events. Family leave is deducted from existing leave balances or may be taken as leave without pay.

Leave Sharing

Permanent employees with more than 12 months of service who have exhausted accrued sick and annual leave and are absent from work because they suffer from, or have a relative or household member who suffers from, a serious, extreme, or life threatening illness or injury, and who are eligible for family leave, are eligible to receive annual or sick leave donated by state employees.

Military Leave

Employees are eligible for paid military leave for a period of 30 days per federal fiscal year when ordered to military duty or service.

Organizational Leave

Qualifying employees are entitled to take leave with pay up to three days a year to attend meetings of job-related professional organizations of which they are a member.

Links of Interest


OP-110355, Procedures for Employee Attendance and Leave


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