Unless required to work, employees are entitled to the following legal holidays as days off without charge to leave credits:
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Lincoln's Birthday*
- Washington's Birthday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Election Day*
- Veteran's Day
For employees in certain negotiating units, Lincoln's Birthday and Election Day have been designated as floating holidays.
Employees are required to use holiday leave time within one year of the date earned or it is forfeited. Employees are not paid for unused holiday leave time.
Employees are credited with five days of Personal Leave upon appointment to State service, and each year thereafter on the Anniversary date of the appointment. Personal Leave is not cumulative and any Personal Leave credits remaining will be forfeited at the close of business on the day preceding the employee's Personal Leave anniversary date.
For most employees, sick leave may be used for absences due to a death in the family. The details of this answer vary depending on your bargaining unit. For more information please visit our Leave Information web page, then click on your employment affiliation.