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Posted: 1/5/2013 6:56:31 PM
Our boss wants to change how we get vacation. He wants us to accrue it-- which is fine except we can only roll over 3 days.

How does your work handle it?


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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:00:03 PM
I accrue 6 hours of leave every bi-weekly pay period and 4 hours of sick leave. We can also accrue up to 24 credit hours that can be used as sick/vacation time.

You an accrue up to 240 per year. Anything over that, you use or lose. \


ETA: The longer you work for the government,the more vacation time you accrue per pay period. My boss accrues 8 hours of vacation time per pay period. Last year she ran into use or lose time and so she had to take every Monday off during the summer, as well as extended holidays. Well, at least officially, because she came in the majority of the time she was "on leave."

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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:02:31 PM
We accrue hours. I think our max is 360 hours.


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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:03:09 PM
We earn so many hours per month. How many hours depends on how long you've worked. What we have rolls over each year until we reach the maximum balance allowed for the number of years worked. I've been here five years and my maximum accrual is 288 hours. Then I have to either take some of it or lose it.


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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:05:03 PM
Our annual leave accrues every day. In the past you could just roll over the balance every year. We can still do that, but last year everyone was told that they had to get their annual leave entitlement down to no more than 4 weeks (which is our full annual leave entitlement). Some guys who have been with the company for many years had hundreds of days that they had to take!

I take my 4 weeks every year, and I think I have about 3 weeks still owing. I also have about 4 months of long service leave (I've been there for 14 years).

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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:06:39 PM
I accrue 5 hours per pay period of vacation and 4 hours of sick per pay period. We can accumulate massive amounts though. Something like 1600 hours. So it isn't a use it or lose it thing.

Hubby gets 3 weeks every January 1. He has to use all his by the end of the next January or he loses it.

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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:14:28 PM
Jan 1st we get our new allotment..we can only roll over 5 days and it has to be used by march. Our company is closing its doors so I see Paid Time off on a lot of calendars already! use it or lose it!

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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:15:50 PM
We accrue as we go.

At the end of our fiscal year, we lose anything over 120 hours.



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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:16:40 PM
We accrue a certain amount per paycheck based on years of service and the rank in the company of the job complexity when you were hired. We can roll 40 hours into the new calendar year max and the rest is use or lose. (I earn around 8 hours per paycheck when I started it was around 7 hours/biweekly).

We also have the option to purchase one additional week of vacation and the cost is split between all paychecks of the calendar year. This is available after working one day in the calendar year. If you don't use these hours you can pay $75 to cash them out on the last paycheck of the year. The last few years they waived the $75. You have to put in a bid to do this 3 paychecks in advance or the hours you bought are lost. Purchased time cannot roll as the 40 hours into the new calendar year.

Our hours used have to be in the order of earned, rolled, then purchased and we can with approval go 40 hours more than we have earned as well but not for a leave of absence.

Complex huh

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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:16:51 PM
We get our vacation allotment on our anniversary. Mine is in September. We accrue holiday days throughout the year as the holidays pass.

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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:17:55 PM
We get ours Jan 1; I get 4 weeks per year. I've rolled over 2-1 1/2 weeks at a time and still not used it the following year.



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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:22:54 PM
We accrue every month, but all of that can be rolled over.

We also get three personal days the first of the year, that must be taken by the end of the year.


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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:23:37 PM
We accrue but can use more than you have accrued if you want/need to take time off early in the year. I assume if you quit or are fired and have used more than you have accrued. We can't role over time at the end of the year...it's use it or lose it.


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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:29:30 PM
Wow, it's amazing to me how complex some of these schedules can be!
I'm a teacher so I am off when school is not in session and can't take vacation time (other than two personal days, for which there are rules about timing) during days when school is in session.

My husband gets his vacation time on his anniversary of hiring, which for him is the beginning of July. You get a certain number of weeks, based on years of employment there, plus a "floating holiday" you can use most any time. I believe he is currently at four weeks of vacation each year.

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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:29:37 PM
I accrue, depending on how many hrs I work, and how many yrs I've worked there. I've worked there the max amt of yrs..so I accrue 1 day of PTO every pay period (every 2 wks). We can accumulate as much PTO as we want. Which is great, because we don't get any sort of disability. SO it sort of acts as our disability..short term, if anything would happen.






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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:35:49 PM
I am on a contract, so my vacation allotment is set from the beginning of the year. My contract year starts in September.

My DH accrues PTO by a set number of hours per pay period. All his PTO was paid out when he switched programs in November. He can take up to 40 hours unearned PTO and go into the hole for that, but then has to accrue more before he can take additional paid time off.

No vacation for us this year.

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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:36:48 PM


We accrue but can use more than you have accrued if you want/need to take time off early in the year. I assume if you quit or are fired and have used more than you have accrued. We can't role over time at the end of the year...it's use it or lose it.



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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:36:50 PM
We accrue throughout the year, but we can take up to the yearly allotment at any time. If you take too much and leave the company, you may end up having to pay it back. We don't roll over any days.


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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:42:13 PM
Ours is technically accrued, but the full amount is available to use from the first of the year. We are not allowed to roll it over at all (there are some limited exceptions where it may be approved to roll over for the first three months of the next year, but nothing beyond that).

For example, my first paycheck will say Available Vacation: 200 hours, Earned Vacation: 8.34 hours.

I think that people in their first 90 days of employment can only take earned vacation and that may also be the case for people on performance improvement plans.

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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:46:55 PM
I get the allotted 6 weeks vacation, 4 weeks sick time, 5 personal days and 2 floating holidays every Jan 1st.None of it can be rolled over, but I rarely use it, and never use the sick time thankfully. I also found out last year that salaried employees( which I am) get 6 months of full salary for medical leave.

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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:54:11 PM
I work for a college. Here's the basics of our policy. You can accrue up to two years worth of time.

"Full-time non-exempt staff members accrue paid vacation in accordance with the following schedule:
First 5 years service (0-60 months) 1 day per month.
Over 5 through 8 yrs (61-96 months) 1 1/2 days per month.
Over 8 years of service (97 or more months) 2 days per month.
Years of service are calculated from the staff member’s most recent employment start date.

Non-exempt staff accrue their monthly vacation allotments at the beginning of the biweekly pay period that includes the first day of the month.
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Posted: 1/5/2013 8:01:29 PM
I earn 10 hrs/mo vacation and 8 hr/mo sick. Vacation is capped at 240 so you use or lose. Sick is never capped and when you retire your sick time is counted as years in service. I currently have over 600 sick hours!



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Posted: 1/5/2013 8:05:10 PM
We accrue so many hours every pay period. I honestly don't even know what it is...how sad is that.


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Posted: 1/5/2013 8:05:24 PM
I'm self employed, so I get holidays when I have no cakes scheduled!

DH gets a new allotment at the beginning of the year. He's at 4 weeks per year now, plus they always shut down between Christmas and New Year. This year he was done the 22nd and didn't go back until the 2nd!

They can't carry over, he has to use it before the end of the year.


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Posted: 1/5/2013 8:08:18 PM
We accrue every two weeks and can only use what is in our bank.


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Posted: 1/5/2013 8:22:49 PM
I get a lump sum on my anniversary of hire date which is in May. January 1 we get 5 sick days for the year.





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Posted: 1/5/2013 8:23:06 PM
We accrue per pay period and cannot use it before its accrued. We can carry over 240 hours to the following year, but anything over that is lost. We also cannot buy additional time.



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Posted: 1/5/2013 8:29:09 PM
Our company just changed to getting our "lump" dumped into our "account" as of January 1st. Before now, we accrued biweekly.


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Posted: 1/6/2013 2:46:11 AM
DH accrues vacation time for every so many hours he works, which I think is silly because he's salaried and the number of hours he works varies and isn't kept track of......

He can roll over vacation time but I don't know exactly how much they are allowed to roll over. I know that he has rolled over a couple weeks.

He has been with his current job for 3 years and gets 5 weeks vacation annually now.

My former job (and the one prior to that) we were just given our allotted vacation time on our anniversary date. We were allowed to roll over time at both places. However, taking vacation days wasn't ever a problem for me so I never knew how much we were allowed!



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Posted: 1/6/2013 5:37:23 AM
we accrue time all year long but can borrow against it any time. we cannot roll over any time from year to year.

Kind of a bummer as we used to roll over as much as we wanted but on the other hand-it "makes" you take all your time!


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Posted: 1/6/2013 8:21:33 AM
We accrue hours each pay period based on the number of years with the company. Once you hit 160 hours, you stop accuring until you take leave (vacation; sick leave is separate). Vacation leave (and sick leave) can only be used in 8 hour increments (this really sucks).



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Posted: 1/6/2013 8:27:43 AM
We get ours on January 1st. Ours is all use it or lose it. Sometimes you can get special permission to roll some time to the next year. For instance, I had one extra day in 2012 and I really wanted to take January 2nd off. My boss let me use my 2012 day on January 2nd, 2013. Also, there are some states, like CA, that do not allow the company to let them lose days so they get paid out or I think some have been able to roll. We do not get paid out of any unused vacation if you leave the company for any reason during the year.





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Posted: 1/6/2013 8:32:04 AM
We accrue Paid Time Off hours, but can borrow up to a week. So at any given time, you can be 40 hours "in the hole". The accrural rate depends on how long you've been with the company. I earn 5.55 hours every pay period because I've been here 2 years.

Any time left over at the end of the year gets rolled over into extended sick leave (time taken for you/your child's illness that will be greater than 2 days in a row). We do not roll over PTO into the next year. Everyone starts at zero.


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Posted: 1/6/2013 8:34:55 AM
I accrue, but can roll over up to 10 days. Limiting me to rolling over 3 days would be tough. Ours is PTO, not only vacation, so the sick, personal, vacation and mental health days are all in one bucket. I would not want to go into flu season with 3 days.



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We accrue throughout the year, but we can take up to the yearly allotment at any time. If you take too much and leave the company, you may end up having to pay it back. We don't roll over any days.


Same here.



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Posted: 1/6/2013 8:51:19 AM
We get it all up front, but we don't get sick time so it comes out of our vacation time. I have 23 vac days they gave me for this year, I rolled 3 days over and we have 8 paid holidays. I'm lucky as I just hit my 2 yr mark in Nov. We weren't sure if they would give me my full extra week seeing we get that at 3 yrs or if it would be prorated.

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Posted: 1/6/2013 9:07:28 AM
I worked at a place that accrued and no carry over. What ended up happening was there were no vacations/time off taken in the first part of the year. The end of the year, there was a mad Rushdie taking time off. Management would only allow 1 person off at a time and it was supposed to go by seniority, but there was favoritism and hurt feelings. I wasn't a fan of that system.



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Posted: 1/6/2013 9:33:30 AM
We accrue each pay period, and can roll over. The only restriction is that you can never accumulate more than you get annually based on your years of service. So, I get 4 weeks, I carried over about 10 days, so if I didn't use any time, some time late this year, I would have 4 weeks and stop accruing until I get below 4 weeks again.


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Posted: 1/6/2013 9:53:17 AM
Accrue each pay period and roll over up to 240 hours - caveat that it is PTO so all time off falls in bucket. I think there has to be some policy to allow people to take off up to a week other wise everyone will be taking off time in latter part of the year.

Btw I get less than 240 hours a year but those who have been around typically bank more than that.


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I've been at my job 20 years. I accrue vacation time and sick time at 14 hours per month. It just keeps rolling over year after year. I don't have to take a certain number of days. When you leave the county, any vacation time you have earned, you get paid for. You lose your sick time. I currently have right at 300 hours each of vacation and sick leave. I don't take big long vacations. I'll take a week at Thanksgiving and a week in the spring. (I used to go on scrapbook retreats at those times, but our group doesn't go back to that venue anymore. But I take the week off anyway!) The county has a policy where an employee can donate sick leave to another employee who has used all of theirs, provided they have X number of hours remaining in THEIR sick leave account after the donation.


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Posted: 1/6/2013 10:54:15 AM
Right now I earn 14 hours/month vacation and 8 hours/month sick based on my years of service. I also get 2 personal days and 1 floating holiday at the beginning of our fiscal year.

We can accrue up to 240 hours of vacation time and then it rolls over to sick time. We can accrue as much sick time as we want and apply it towards retiring early. We can retire up to one year early on sick days, but I had 2 maternity leaves when I first started working there and burned up sick days then so I'll only be able to use 6 months of sick time.

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Posted: 1/6/2013 10:58:44 AM
We get our new time on July 1st. We can carry over no more than a week. I never have any problems with that, I always use every last day!

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Posted: 1/6/2013 11:57:48 AM
DH accrues 8 hours every pay period (bi-weekly). All of it rolls over year to year.


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Posted: 1/6/2013 12:46:30 PM
Ours is all available to us at the beginning of the year. If someone were to leave the company and had used more than they accrued at that point, they would have to pay it back.


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Posted: 1/6/2013 1:17:26 PM
We accrue hours every pay period. Your hours accrued depend on length of time with the company. My 5 year anniversary is at the end of June, so I will get bumped up to about 4 1/2 weeks at that point. I currently accrue about 3 1/2 weeks a year.

We are allowed to roll over 1 week (40 hours) every year. In the past, I have lost SO MUCH vacation because I would typically only take one week. Ugh. No more! I'm now using all of it!! My old boss was kind of horrible about granting vacation, so I just wouldn't ask. But she is GONE. Start the party!






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Posted: 1/6/2013 1:32:39 PM
I accrue 10 hours each month. Vacation leave accrues from start of employment.




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Posted: 1/6/2013 1:41:36 PM
I accrue 10% of hours worked, so 80 hours per pay period would be 8 PTO hours or 1 day. So two days per month, in an ideal world.

However, I'm very flexible in this job. I'm set to work 8 to 4:30, Monday to Friday, but I can stay a bit later, leave a bit early, whatever, as long as I get stuff done and don't go over 40 hours a week. Some weeks I'm at 39.5 hours, some 38 hours, etc., depending on what I have to do in my life at the time.

I do like that factor a lot. So my PTO varies, since it's the 10% thing. Those two weeks, 39.5 plus 38, would give me 77.5 hours for the period and 7.75 hours of PTO.

Oh well, it's all good. My last job, we got 20 days dropped in our bank on January 1st, to be used for vacation and sick time. That plus one "appreciation day" to be used for whatever, and 7 stat holidays. I like the accrual better.



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Posted: 1/6/2013 1:41:54 PM
I accrue 10% of hours worked, so 80 hours per pay period would be 8 PTO hours or 1 day. So two days per month, in an ideal world.

However, I'm very flexible in this job. I'm set to work 8 to 4:30, Monday to Friday, but I can stay a bit later, leave a bit early, whatever, as long as I get stuff done and don't go over 40 hours a week. Some weeks I'm at 39.5 hours, some 38 hours, etc., depending on what I have to do in my life at the time.

I do like that factor a lot. So my PTO varies, since it's the 10% thing. Those two weeks, 39.5 plus 38, would give me 77.5 hours for the period and 7.75 hours of PTO.

Oh well, it's all good. My last job, we got 20 days dropped in our bank on January 1st, to be used for vacation and sick time. That plus one "appreciation day" to be used for whatever, and 7 stat holidays. I like the accrual better.



~~Karin



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Posted: 1/6/2013 2:08:41 PM
we accrue it, and it stinks. It's something like 3 hours for every 2-week pay period. I don't know if they even have a 'roll over' policy, but I think it stinks that you have to wait till you've accrued enough vacation hours to actually do anything with them. My BF was talking about going on a two week vacation sometime this year, and I don't think I can even have enough hours accrued by summertime to do it.

ETA: it's 'personal time' not just 'vacation' so we have to use it as sick time, too, unless we want to get no pay.






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