§ 30.077  VACATION.
   (A)   (1)   Full-time employees (not including firefighters) shall be entitled to vacation leave at the following rates:
 
Months of Service
Accumulated Vacation Time
0 - 59 months
1 day per month
60 - 119 months
1-1/4 day per month
120 - 179 months
1-1/2 day per month
180 - 239 months
1-3/4 day per month
240 months and over
2 days per month
 
      (2)   Each full-time employee must be employed more than one-half of the workdays in the month to accrue vacation time.
   (B)   Employees may carry annual leave forward from one calendar year to the next at the following accumulation limits (leave in excess of maximum shall be converted to sick leave at calendar year end):
 
Months of Service
Maximum to Carry Forward
0 - 59 months
30 working days (225.0 hours)
60 - 119 months
37 working days (277.5 hours)
120 - 179 months
45 working days (337.5 hours)
180 - 239 months
52 working days (390 hours)
240 months and over
60 working days (450 hours)
 
   (C)   Employees taking vacation days shall request approval from their supervisor at least 24 hours prior to the start date of their intended vacation. Supervisors may disapprove any vacation request that is not so requested or if the vacation would have an adverse effect on the department’s operation. A waiver may be granted by the County Judge/Executive on a case by case basis if 24-hour notice cannot be given prior to vacation leave use.
   (D)   For accrual purposes, a new employee who reports to work on or before the fifteenth of the month shall accrue the full amount of vacation for that month. If an individual is employed on or after the sixteenth of the month, he or she shall begin accruing vacation leave on the fifteenth day of the following month.
   (E)   No employee will be permitted to take advance leave or leave that has not been accrued.
   (F)   An employee who is terminated shall be paid for all accumulated vacation leave, excluding probationary employees who have not successfully completed their probation.
   (G)   Absences on account of sickness, injury or disability in excess of that authorized for such purposes may, at the request of the employee and with the approval of the department head, be charged to vacation leave credit.
   (H)   The Payroll Administrator shall keep and maintain complete records of employee vacation leave totals. An employee fraudulently obtaining vacation leave or a department head falsely certifying vacation leave allowances shall be subject to disciplinary action.
   (I)   Firefighters’ vacation leave shall be governed by separate policy and procedure to be approved by the Court.
(Ord. 4-2014, passed 7-31-2014, § 3.43)