HR lists vacation, PLT, floating holiday reminders

HR lists vacation, PLT, floating holiday reminders

From Human Resources

It's that time of the year again when employees begin making final plans to use the remainder of their paid leave time before the new July 1 fiscal year begins. All eligible exempt and non-exempt employees receive either PLT or vacation, and both receive one floating holiday each fiscal year. Read the information below to ensure you do not lose your paid leave time.

Non-exempt (hourly) staff

You accrue paid leave time each pay period. As of Sept. 30, you may carry over up to 160 hours of PLT time, but any hours in excess of that limit will be forfeited. Your PLT account balance shows on each check stub or can be found in your pay information on Murphy Online. On Oct. 1, any PLT time over 160 hours will be forfeited and removed from your account balance. Please review your current PLT balance and plan accordingly to make sure you will have 160 hours or less in your PLT account by Sept. 30, 2009. Carry-over PLT hours for a non-exempt staff with less than 1.0 FTE will be prorated. For example, an employee working .625 FTE will be able to carry over 100.0 PLT hours.

Exempt (salaried) staff

You receive your vacation allotment at the beginning of each fiscal year and must use that time by the end of each fiscal year. In other words, any balance left in an exempt employee's account as of June 30 will be forfeited. You will receive your next year's allotment on July 1. To avoid posting your time off in the wrong fiscal year, it is important to record your vacation time taken in Murphy Online in a timely manner. Note: If you will be out toward the end of June, record your vacation time before you leave. Please be sure you post your vacation in the appropriate fiscal year.

Floating holidays

All regular full- and part-time employees receive one floating holiday each fiscal year. Eligible employees must use their FY09 floating holiday by June 30, 2009, or forfeit it.

Union members

Employees covered by a labor agreement: Refer to your contract for information regarding vacation, sick leave and holiday benefits.

As is normal practice at UST, vacation, PLT and floating holiday requests must be approved by your supervisor. Make plans early so that you can enjoy your paid time off.