Paid Leave Time


Full-time, non-union employees receive vacation benefits per the schedule below. Hours are earned at the end of each pay period.  For example, a new employee earning 2.67 hours of vacation per pay period will have earned 8 full days of vacation at their one-year anniversary.  

Full-time, non-union employees may carry over up to 160 hours of vacation into the following year.  With permission, employees may carry over more than 160 hours but must use all hours over 160 by May 1.  On May 1, all balances over 160 will be reduced to 160 (or the prorated amount for regular part-time employees).  

Accumulated vacation up to 160 hours is paid out at the end of employment.

Sick Leave

Full-time, non-union employees receive 1 day (8 hours) of sick leave per month. Permanent part-time employees who work 20 or more hours per week receive prorated sick leave benefits. Unused sick leave may be carried over from one year to the next and accumulated up to a maximum of 85 days.  (For employees hired prior to March 2005, the maximum is 105 days.) Unused sick leave up to the maximum accumulation is paid out to employees only at retirement, in the form of contributions to health insurance premiums or to a 457 retirement plan.

Employees who are nearing retirement should discuss their sick leave conversion options with Human Resources.

Vacation Schedule (Non-Union)
Years of ServiceHours earned 
per pay period
per year
Less than 12.6784 weeks (160 hours)
1 - 5.994.33134 weeks (160 hours)
6 - 15.996.00184 weeks (160 hours)
16+7.67234 weeks (160 hours)
*prorated for regular part-time employees

Floating Holidays

Non-union employees receive 3 floating holidays per year. Floating holidays may not be carried over from one year to the next and are not paid out at the end of employment. 

Funeral Leave

Full- and permanent part-time employees receive up to 3 days of funeral leave to attend to funeral and estate matters after the death of the following:

  • spouse or domestic partner
  • child or stepchild
  • parent or parent in-law
  • sibling or sibling in-law
  • grandparent or grandparent in-law
  • grandchild
  • aunt or uncle

Jury Duty

Full-time employees are paid for time they spend on jury duty. Employees must inform their supervisor as soon as possible in advance of the dates and times they are scheduled to report to jury duty and must report to work before and after jury duty if applicable.  For instance, if you normally work an 8am-5pm shift and are dismissed from jury duty at 10 am, you must report to work for the remainder of your scheduled work shift.  Employees on paid jury duty leave must turn over to the City any jury or witness fees they receive (excluding mileage, meal, or parking reimbursement).