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Vacation: Use It or Lose It

Posted June 26, 2011
Classified and unclassified employees are reminded to check their vacation balance and make sure they are not in danger of losing any accrued vacation time. According to the university policy regarding annual vacation leave for nonteaching unclassified and classified personnel, the maximum amount of vacation an employee can accrue is that which can be earned in a three-year period.

Each year, at the end of September, vacation balances are cut back to the maximum accrual allowed per the policy. This means that employees who are over their accrual maximum must use the time by Sept. 30; if not, they will lose any vacation hours accrued beyond the maximum.

Vacation hours are earned each pay period and vary according to the employee’s years of service with Kent State and job appointment (i.e., classified or unclassified status). An explanation of vacation accrual rates, eligibility and usage is available at www.kent.edu/hr/benefits/leave/vacation.cfm.

University employees who earn vacation should report and submit their leave in a timely manner, and regularly check their balances. This is important to make sure the time is being deducted correctly and that the employee is not in danger of going over the accrual maximum.

If you have questions, call 330-672-2901 and ask for a member of the HR Records unit.