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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

Service                            

 Accrual Rate*

Annual

Hours Earned

 Annual

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.


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.


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  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.