5411 Staff Vacations

Regular full-time employees (12 months/year) shall accrue vacation leave according to the following guidelines (unless an applicable collective bargaining agreement or individual employment contract provides otherwise).  Unrepresented employees shall be eligible to earn vacation days according to the following schedules:
 
Vacation Days: July 1 to June 30 Employees - 25 Vacation Days
Extra Work Days: Directors, Assistant Directors, PIO - 10 Work Days
Extra Work Days: Supervisors - 7 Work Days
 
Directors and Assistant Directors
Public Information Officer
Supervisors
 
Vacation days will be front loaded on July 1 of each year.  The above administrators may submit a request to the payroll office to receive pay for a maximum of ten (10) additional days of pay for Directors, Assistant Directors, and the PIO, and seven (7) additional days of pay for Supervisors, annually at the per diem rate of 1/223. The above administrators may submit a request to the payroll office to buy back a maximum of ten (10) vacation days annually at their per diem rate of 1/223. Such requests need to be received by the last work day of June.  Administrators may only cash out a total of thirty (30) days of vacation during their last two years of employment prior to retirement.
 
Personal Leave:  (2) days per year non-accumulative (not eligible for cash-out)
 
Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent(s), and Executive Director(s) vacation benefits are determined by contract.
 
Vacation Days: September 1 to August 31 Employees
Administrative Support Personnel (Confidential Exempt)
 
Completed Years of Continuous Service                     Days of Vacation
1........................................................................................... 20
4........................................................................................... 25
20.......................................................................................... 30
                                               
Administrative support personnel may submit a request to the payroll office to buy back a maximum of seven (7) vacation days annually at their regular rate of pay. Such requests need to be received by the last work day of June. Administrative support personnel may only cash out a total of thirty (30) days of vacation during their last two years of employment prior to retirement.
 
Personal Leave:  (2) days per year non-accumulative (not eligible for cash-out)
 
 
Vacation Days: September 1 to August 31 Employees
Unrepresented Personnel – 260-day employees only
 
Vacations for regular twelve (12) month employees shall be based on the following schedule for completed years of continuous service:
 
Completed Years of Continuous Service                      Days Vacation
1...........................................................................................10
4...........................................................................................15
10..........................................................................................23
 
Personal Leave:  (2) days per year non-accumulative (not eligible for cash-out)
 
Vacation Days:  September 1 to August 31 Employees
Unrepresented Personnel – less than 260-day employees only
 
Salary Schedule 60 1 - 7 days per full-time contract 2
Prof Tech Schedule, columns 58-11, 58-13, 58-15, 58-16 - contract does not include vacation
 
1 Salary Schedule 60 vacation is for cash-out purposes only and is not eligible for use.
2 Less than full-time will be prorated.
3 Excludes Prof Tech Schedule, column 58-15
 
Personal Leave 3:  (2) days per year non-accumulative (not eligible for cash-out)
 
Vacation
Use of vacation days is subject to supervisor approval and cannot be used until they are earned.  Employees taking more days off than vacation days earned shall have the excess days charged as leave without pay.
 
Vacation days may be accumulated from year to year to a maximum equal to two years of earned vacation (which shall be calculated once a year on the last working day of the contractual period).
 
Upon termination, an employee shall be paid for unused vacation days earned.  However, payment for unused, earned vacation in excess of 30 days will not be made.  Upon retirement, employees may only cash out a total of thirty (30) days of vacation during their last two years of employment prior to retirement.
 
Legal References:
RCW 41.50.150 Retirement benefits based on excess compensation – Employer liable for extra retirement costs
WAC 415-108-510 (PERS) First-in-first-out
WAC 415-112-415 (TRS) accounting method for determining when leave earned
AGO 1976 No. 10 Accumulation of sick leave while on leave
 
Adoption Date:  11/18/08
Franklin Pierce Schools
Revised: 10/12/10, 7/2/13; 1/13/15; 8/18/15, 9/11/18
Classification:  Optional