Paid Annual Leave

The rate of vacation accrual for eligible employees is based on an employee's length of continuous service. Regular/full-time employees earn vacation according to the chart below:

Years of Service Monthly Annual Equivalent
0-5 years 10 hours (1 ¼ days) 15 working days
5-10 years 12 hours (1 ½ days) 18 working days
Over 10 years 14 hours (1 ¾ days) 21 working days

Accrual of leave is based on the time of month your employment begins. If you are employed on or before the 15th of the month, leave accrual begins the date of your employment. If you are employed after the 15th of the month, leave accrual begins on the 1st of the following month.

You may accrue a maximum of forty-five days (45) the equivalent of 360 hours of annual leave. Any annual leave time accrued, above the forty-five days (45), is forfeited as of December 31 of each year.

Annual leave is prorated if work commitment is greater than .50, but less than 1.00.

Temporary employees are not eligible to earn or accrue annual leave.

The University System of Georgia compensates employees for accrued annual leave time not to exceed a maximum of forty-five days (45) at termination of employment.