Dec. 31 Deadline for University Staff to Request Leave Conversion
Eligible University Staff employees have an annual opportunity to bank set amounts of vacation carryover hours and/or elect to receive a cash payout. All banking or pay out requests must be submitted no later than December 31, 2020. Personal holidays and legal holidays are not eligible to be banked or paid out. In addition, University Staff who used sick leave in 2020 may be able to change the type of leave they used and instead use personal holiday or vacation carryover hours. Any requests to swap one type of leave for another should be made as soon as possible. As a reminder, under the COVID-19 Pandemic Leave Policy, University Staff employees can carry over unused vacation time from calendar year 2019 (Jan. 1, 2019–Dec. 31, 2019) for one additional year. Unused personal holiday time from calendar year 2020 (January 1, 2020–December 31, 2020) may also be carried forward. All vacation and personal holiday hours carried over under this temporary extension must be used by Dec. 31, 2021. Employees who need assistance should speak with their supervisor or local human resources contact.