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Labor Agreements for Deputy Sheriffs' Association (DSA)

2018 - 2019 DSAMemorandum of Understanding: Article 21: Vacation

Deputy Sheriff's Association 750

21.1 Maximum Accumulation

Each employee shall accrue and may use vacation leave with full pay providing that the maximum accumulation shall be no more than as specified in Article 21.3.

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21.2 Part-time Employees

Part-time employees shall accrue vacation leave on a pro-rata basis. Usage and accrual shall be governed by the same rules and regulations applicable to full-time employees.

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21.3 Accrual

Non-Supervisory

Each non-supervisory employee who has completed the following in- service hours shall accrue vacation leave at the appropriate rate shown below. In-service hours include all hours in paid status excluding overtime. Rates shown below will be adjusted to reflect any unpaid time in each pay period.

Years of Completed Full-Time ServiceIn-Service Hours of Completed Service Rate for 80 In-Service Hours per pay periodMaximum
Accumulated Hours
0 through 20 to 4,1733.38300
2 through 54,174 to 10,4343.99300
5 through 10 10,435 to 20,8704.91300
10 through 15 20,871 to 31,3056.14300
15 through 20 31,306 to 41,7416.75300
20 through 25 41,742 to 52,177 7.36300
25 or greater 52,178 or more 7.67300

Supervisory Unit

Each supervisory employee who has completed the following in- service hours shall accrue vacation leave at the appropriate rate shown below. In-service hours include all hours in paid status excluding overtime. Rates shown below will be adjusted to reflect any unpaid time in each pay period.

For the term of this extension, the Maximum Accumulated Hours listed below will remain at 360 hours.  Effective March 31, 2019, the Maximum Accumulated Hours listed below will be restored to 310 hours.  Effective March 31, 2019, employees with Maximum Accumulated Hours above 310 will not accrue additional hours until their accumulated hours drop below 310.

Years of Completed Full-Time ServiceIn-Service Hours of Completed Service Rate for 80 In-Service Hours per pay periodMaximum
Accumulated Hours
0 through 20 to 4,1733.38360
2 through 54,174 to 10,4343.99360
5 through 10 10,435 to 20,870 4.91360
10 through 15 20,871 to 31,305 6.14360
15 through 20 31,306 to 41,7416.75360
20 through 2541,742 to 52,177 7.36360
25 or greater52,178 or more7.67360

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21.4 Reappointment

Each employee with 10,435 in-service hours (five or more years) who resigned in good standing and is re-appointed within two years, shall be credited with 4,174 in-service hours (two years) for purposes of new vacation accrual.

Each employee who is laid off and who is re-appointed within two years shall be credited for vacation accrual purposes with the same number of in-service hours as the employee had accrued at the time of layoff.

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21.5 Vacation Schedules

Vacation schedules shall be arranged by department heads with particular regard to the needs of the service, and whenever possible, with regard to the wishes of the employee. Every effort shall be made to arrange vacation schedules so that each employee will take as much vacation in each year as accrues to the employee in that year. Each employee's vacation time may be so divided as the needs of the service require or permit. No employee may take vacation without advance approval of the department head. No employee may take vacation leave in advance of that actually accumulated at the time such leave is taken.

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21.6 Payment for Unused Vacation

Each employee who is separated from the County service shall be entitled to payment in lieu of all unused vacation leave which the employee may have accumulated as of the employee's last day of work and shall be computed on the basis of such employee's base hourly rate at the time of separation. See Article 19, Section 19.6.2 for provisions on payout of 50% of accumulated vacation to Retiree Medical Trust accounts at retirement.

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