The State observes eleven (11) holidays each year and statewide general election days. State offices are closed on the following days:
|New Year's Day
|Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
||Day after Thanksgiving
Annual Leave: Full-time State employees earn annual leave in the following increments:
|Length of Service
||Amount of Annual Leave
|0-5 years of service
||10 days per year
|6-10 years of service
||15 days per year
|11-20 years of service
||20 days per year
|21 or more years of service
||25 days per year
- Annual leave is prorated based on percentage of employment.
- New employees must wait until they have completed six (6) months of State service before they can use annual leave. After six months, new full-time employees will be credited with five (5) days of annual leave.
- Effective October 1, 2008, State employees may carry-over annual leave from one calendar year to the next for a maximum accrual of 75 days or 600 hours of annual leave.
Personal Leave: State employees are granted six (6) days of personal leave beginning of the first pay period of calendar year.
- Personal leave is prorated based on the percentage of employment and start date of employment (if employed after January 1st).
- Personal leave is available to all employees immediately upon State employment.
- Personal leave cannot be accumulated or carried over from on calendar year to the next.
Sick leave: State employees earn 15 days of sick leave per year. For a full time employee in a non-temporary position the earning rate is 4.615 hours per pay period.
- Sick leave is prorated based on the percentage of full-time employment.
- Sick leave can accrue or be carried over from year to year; there is no maximum accrual limit. Upon retirement directly from State service, unused sick leave will be calculated as additional service credit.
- All unused sick leave is forfeited when you resign from State employment. Should you return to State service within three (3) years, your unused sick leave will be restored.