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ARTICLE 8. VACATION

8.1 Vacation credits shall accumulate at the rates shown below for each full hour on the payroll, excluding overtime.  Years of service means calendar years of service, regardless of F.T.E.

 

Years of                                                                       Annual                     Annual

Service                                     Accrual Rate*         Hours Earned             Days Earned

        First year through 4th year                 .0576                         120                             15

        5th year through 9th year                    .0769                         160                             20

        10th year through 15th year                .0807                          168                            21

        16th year through 23rd year                .0961                         200                             25

        24th year and thereafter                     .1153                         240                             30


 

Effective January 1, 2009, vacation credits shall accumulate at the rates shown below for each full hour on the payroll, excluding overtime.  Years of service means calendar years of service, regardless of F.T.E.

 

Years of                                                                       Annual                     Annual

Service                                     Accrual Rate*         Hours Earned             Days Earned

        First year through 4th year                 .0576                         120                             15

        5th year through 9th year                    .0769                         160                             20

        10th year through 15th year                .0846                         176                             22

        16th year through 23rd year                .1000                         208                             26

        24th year and thereafter                     .1153                         240                             30

*Calculations are based on 2,080 hour work year and shall be rounded off to the nearest hour.

8.2 The head of the department may permit an employee to carry over into the next “vacation year” up to one hundred eighty four (184) hours of vacation.  The Employer will seek mutual consent of the employee.  If unable to reach mutual consent, option a, b, or c is at the discretion of the Employer.

8.2.1 An employee who has more than one hundred eighty four (184) hours of accrued vacation remaining at the end of the last full pay period in October shall either:

(a) be required to use the hours of vacation in excess of one hundred eighty four (184) hours prior to the end of the calendar year: or

(b) be compensated for hours in excess of one hundred eighty four (184) hours at end of year: or

(c) be provided an exception for additional carryover of vacation by means of approval of his/her department head.

Choice of option a, b, or c is at the discretion of the Employer.

8.2.2 For the purpose of this Article, the “vacation year” shall be the calendar year.

8.2.3 Ten (10) month employees may use accrued vacation during the period of summer break up to June 30 with the approval of their supervisor.  Any employee wishing to use vacation during the summer break period up to June 30 must submit such a request no later than April 1 of the current school year.  If the employee does not receive a written acknowledgment of the approval to use vacation within 30 days of submittal, the request by the employee shall be deemed to have been approved.

 8.2.3.1 In the event that a 10 month employee’s regular work schedule is extended beyond the normal work year, the vacation cut-off of June 30 will be extended proportionally to reflect the extension of the regular assignment.

8.3 The above provisions of vacation shall be subject to the Saint Paul Salary Plan and Rates of Compensation, Section I, Subd. H.

8.4 Sick leave accumulation in excess of 1,440 hours may be converted to paid vacation time at a ratio of two (2) hours of sick leave time for one (1) hour of vacation time, to a maximum of five (5) regularly assigned workdays (not to exceed a total of forty (40) hours in any year.

There shall be no conversion of unused sick leave in any amount at any time to any cash payment other than the above-described conversion to vacation time or pay in Article 13. 

8.5 At the time that an employee retires, resigns or otherwise ends their employment relationship with the District, they shall be paid for all accrued but unused vacation hours at the rate of pay in place at the time of separation.

Retiree unused vacation is paid to the 403(b) tax deferred retirement plan.  This is separate from severance.


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