Annual Leave (vacation) - VMI employees receive paid annual leave which can be taken for any purpose. Your supervisor may deny your request for use of annual leave at a specific time based on business necessity. The rate at which annual leave is earned depends on length of service. You must work an entire pay period or be on approved paid leave in order to earn annual leave at the end of each pay period. Annual leave is accrued at the end of eay pay period. You may accumulate annual leave, but only a limited amount may be carried over from year to year. Upon leaving state service you are paid for unused leave up to the maximum accrual.
Annual Leave Accural Rates
Annual Leave Accrual Rates
And Maximum Carryover Limits Effective July 10, 2000
||Annual Leave Hours
Accrued Per Pay Period
|Maximum Annual Leave
Hours Payment Limit
||Up to 5
Sick Leave- (for employees hired prior to 1 January 1999 NOT in VSDP) - Sick leave protects employees against loss of pay when they must miss work because of illness or injury. Sick leave is earned at the rate of five hours for each semi-monthly pay period with no maximum accrual limit.
Sick leave may also be used for illness of an immediate family member. Immediate family includes mother, father, children, spouse, sister, brother, step-parents, step-children, or any other blood relative living within the household. Family sick leave is limited to 24 hours per case, up to a maximum of 48 hours per leave year. Up to three days of sick leave may be used for the death of an immediate family member, as defined above. Supervisors may request medical documentation for any absences related to illness.
If you have five years of full-time classified service, you are eligible to be paid for 25% of your accumulated, unused sick leave up to a maximum of $5,000 upon separation from state service.
Virginia Sickness and Disability Program (VSDP) -All full-time classified employees hired on or after 1 January 1999 must enroll in the VSDP. Under this program, employees are provided sick leave and family and personal leave each calendar year. This leave cannot be carried over from year to year. In the event of an extended illness or serious injury, VSDP also provides for short-term and long-term disability benefits at 100%, 80%, or 60% of the employee's salary. See the Virginia Sickness & Disability Program Handbook for complete details.
Family and Medical Leave - For complete information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policy, please contact Human Resources.
Administrative Leave - Administrative leave may be granted to serve on a jury, appear in court as a witness under subpoena, or to attempt resolution of work related problems. Administrative leave may also be taken when testing and/or interviewing for positions in other state agencies. Reasonable travel time may be included. If use of this leave for interviewing becomes excessive, it may be restricted. Advance approval is required for administrative leave and written verification is required.
Community Service Leave - You may take up to 16 hours of paid leave per leave year to participate in school activities or volunteer to provide community service. Community Service Leave would include volunteering for organizations that are (a) community based or that have extensions of their organizations with the community, the (b) provides services through voluntary efforts to the citizens of the employee's community (examples: blood mobile volunteer, volunteer firefighter, volunteer first-aid, United Way volunteer). Also, this type of leave can be used for participation in school activities, including attending school functions or performing volunteer work for grades pre-school through high school (examples: parent-teacher conference, awards assembly, field-trips). Supervisors may request verification.