University Staff Leave Information
What happens when a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday?
If a holiday falls on a Saturday, then you will receive legal holiday time to use at another time (floating holiday), much like vacation. It will show up on your earning statement as part of the balance throughout the year. These hours must be used by December 31st of the current year or they will be lost.
If a holiday lands on a Sunday, then it will be observed on the following Monday. The University would be closed on that Monday.
When to use your leave by:
Vacation Carryover (VC): use by December 31 of the current year or it will be lost.
Current Year's Vacation (VN): use by December 31 of the following year or it will be lost. In other words, you have 24 months to use VN before it is lost.
Personal Holiday (PH): use by December 31 of the current year or it will be lost.
Legal Holiday (LH): use by December 31 of the current year or it will be lost; The legal holiday balance you see on your earnings statement is to cover all legal holidays for the entire year. There are nine legal holidays in the year for a total of 72.0 hours (pro-rated for part-time).
Compensatory Time (CT):
CT carryover must be used by December 31 of the following year. Any unused CT carryover will be paid out on the December C payroll.
Sick Leave (SL): carries over from year to year
Sabbatical (SA): carries over from year to year. Please refer to the annual leave conversion option for eligibility information.
For more information regarding your leave benefits, visit the UW System website.
Please refer to your earning statement or the My UW System portal for all leave balances.
Payroll & Benefits Specialist