Reference Number: 
CTAS-1120

“Personal Leave” is an example of a combination leave which is sometimes given by employers instead of sick leave, vacations, personal days, and other kinds of leave.  It is said to result in lower absenteeism.

Sample Personal Leave Policy:

In lieu of sick leave, vacation leave and other types of leave for specific reasons, employees receive paid personal leave which may be used for any reason. The amount of personal leave to which you are entitled depends on your status as an exempt or non-exempt employee, as defined in these policies, and on your length of service with the county, as follows:

Full-Time Regular Non-exempt Employees

Years Service
of as of July 1

Annual Personal Leave Allowance

Monthly
Accrual

____ years

____ day

____ day

____ years

____ days

____ days

____ or more

____ days

____ days

 

Full-Time Regular Exempt Employees

Years Service
of as of July 1

Annual Personal Leave Allowance

Monthly
Accrual

____ years

____ day

____ day

____ years

____ days

____ days

____ or more

____ days

____ days

 

Part-time regular employees accrue personal leave on schedules proportionate to the above, but one day of leave will be equal to the number of hours the employee is regularly  to work per day, so that when taking leave these employees will be paid only for the number of hours they would normally be scheduled to work during that period.

Newly hired regular employees do not accrue any personal leave until they have successfully completed six months of continuous employment, at which time one-half their first year’s personal leave will accrue. The balance of the first year’s personal leave will accrue upon successful completion of one year of continuous employment.

Temporary employees do not accrue personal leave or any other type of leave except to the extent required by applicable law or as may be specified in such employee’s written contract with the county.

Employees will not be paid for unused personal leave.