Lawriter - OAC - 3364-25-36 Vacation policy.

3364-25-36 Vacation policy.

(A) Policy statement

The university shall provide vacation leave for university non-union staff employees and non-union faculty employees with twelve month/fifty-two week appointments for time off with pay for vacation under the following schedules.

(B) Policy guidelines:

(1) The vice president for human resources and campus safety is the university administrative officer responsible for implementation of this directive.

(2) Classified and hourly employees (non-union):

(a) Covered employees: employees covered under this section include classified hourly (non-union) employees, classified salary (non-union) employees and unclassified hourly (non-union) employees.

(b) Vacation accrual: vacation leave shall be accrued and calculated as follows:

Completed years of service

Annual accrual

Accrual rate per pay period (based on fulltime status)

Maximum accrual

Maximum payout

Less than 1 year (52 weeks)

80 hours (10 days)

3.08 hours (.0385 per regular compensated hr)

80 hours (10 days)

0

After 1 year through 7 years

80 hours (10 days)

3.08 hours (.0385 per regular compensated hr)

240 hours (30 days)

240 hours (30 days)

After 7 years through 14 years

120 hours (15 days)

4.64 hours (.058 per regular compensated hour)

360 hours (45 days)

360 hours (45 days)

After 14 years through 24 years

160 hours (20 days)

6.16 hours (.077 per regular compensated hour)

480 hours (60 days)

480 hours (60 days)

After 24 years plus

200 hours (25 days)

7.696 hours (.0962 per regular compensated hr)

600 hours (75 days)

600 hours (75 days)

(c) For purposes of determining years of service, employment with any state agency or political subdivision of the state is to be counted after receipt of verification (excluding student employment or employment with other states).

(d) Vacation leave will accrue based on regular compensated hours. Vacation leave will not accrue on overtime hours for hourly staff.

(e) Accrual rate will be pro-rated for part time employees based on actual regular compensated hours.

(f) At the time an employee changes accrual levels based on service as defined in paragraph (B) (2) (b) of this rule, the vacation balance in their holding account will be transferred into their regular vacation balance up to the new maximum accrual.

(g) Vacation leave is not available until after completion of probationary period (if applicable).

(3) Unclassified salaried, administrative, limited contract, research, and post doctoral employees (non-union):

(a) Covered employees: employees covered under this section include unclassified salaried (non-union) employees, limited contract (non-union) employees, salaried research (non-union) employees, salaried post doctoral (non-union) employees, senior administrative (non-union) employees, administrative contract (non-union) employees, and faculty administration (non-union) employees.

(b) Vacation accrual: vacation leave shall be accrued and calculated as follows:

Annual accrual

Accrual rate per pay period (based on full time status)

Maximum accrual

Maximum payout

176 hours (22 days)

6.776 hours (.0847 per regular compensated hour)

352 hours (44 days)

352 hours (44 days)

(c) Accrual rate will be pro-rated for part time employees based on compensated hours.

(4) Faculty (non-union twelve month assignments):

(a) Covered employees: employees covered under this section include faculty (non-union) employees with twelve month .50 "FTE" and above assignments.

(b) Vacation accrual: vacation leave shall be accrued and calculated as follows:

Years of services

Annual accrual

Accrual rate per pay period (based on full time status)

Maximum accrual

Maximum payout

Hired at "UT" on or after July 1, 1993

176 hrs (22 days)

6.776 hrs (.0847 per regular compensated hour)

352 hrs (44 days)

352 hrs (44 days)

Hired at "UT" before July 1, 1993

192 hrs (24 days)

7.392 hrs (.0924 per regular compensated hour)

576 hrs (72 days)

384 hrs (48 days)

(c) For purposes of determining years of service, only the last hire date with continuous employment with the university of Toledo is to be used.

(d) Accrual rate will be pro-rated for part time employees with a .50 "FTE" and above assignment.

(5) Additional provisions applicable to all employees and faculty:

(a) Vacation leave is accrued during the time an employee is on active pay status including holiday time, sick time and vacation time, but is not accrued while on unpaid leave of absence.

(b) Vacation leave will not be charged for holidays or closings which are officially designated by the university.

(c) Employees must observe the university's holiday and work schedule - not the academic holiday and break schedule.

(d) Scheduling of vacation is the responsibility of the supervisor/manager and will be considered for approval whenever possible provided it does not hinder the departmental operations.

(e) Employees with a vacation balance above the new maximum accrual on the effective date and under this policy will have their overage hours placed into a holding account.

(f) Vacation request:

(i) Employees intending to take vacation shall request vacation and obtain approval by the appropriate vice president, dean, director, or supervisor in advance.

(ii) All paid vacation leave approved and taken must be supported by a balance available that is equal to or more than the vacation leave requested at the time it is taken.

(iii) Employees with a balance in their holding account will have any approved vacation time taken deducted from their regular vacation balance allowing employees to continue to accrue up to the new maximum under this policy. Employees may, however, request the vacation time taken be deducted from their holding account instead of their regular vacation balance. Employees must send the request within two weeks of taking the approved vacation time to the payroll department and include actual dates and hours to be deducted from the holding account.

(g) Position change:

(i) Employees changing from a position that allows a higher maximum vacation accrual to a position that allows a lower maximum vacation accrual will have all accrued vacation hours above the new maximum accrual of the new position placed into a holding account at the time of the change in position.

(ii) For employees changing from a position that allows a lower maximum vacation accrual to a position that allows a higher maximum vacation accrual and who have a holding account at the time of the change in position, the vacation balance in their holding account will be transferred into their regular vacation balance up to the new maximum accrual.

(iii) Any approved vacation time taken will be processed and applied as noted under paragraph (B) (5)(f) of this rule.

(iv) Employees will earn vacation according to the accrual rate that is applicable to the new position effective the date of the change in positions.

(h) Vacation payout: upon separation of employment with the university of Toledo or change in status from twelve month faculty appointment to a nine month faculty appointment:

(i) Employees regular balance and holding account balance will be combined for a total of unused accrued vacation hours.

(ii) Employees with at least one year (fifty-two weeks) of the university of Toledo service are eligible for compensation for all unused accrued vacation leave not to exceed the maximum hours indicated under this policy at their rate of pay at time of separation.

(iii) Any eligible payment for unused accrued vacation leave will be processed within thirty days of separation.

(iv) Final payment for unused accrued vacation leave is not subject to retirement system contributions and is not considered compensation to the employee in determining "final average salary" for retirement. However, the final payment for unused accrued vacation leave is subject to all applicable taxes.

(v) In no case may vacation time be added to the last day worked to extend service. The last day actually worked will be used as the last day of employment.



Effective: 8/1/2009
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3364
Rule Amplifies: 3364