Annual leave is to be used for absences for vacation purposes. Annual leave must be scheduled in advance and shall be granted for periods of time requested by the employee subject to management's responsibility to maintain efficient operations.
SPFPA employees earn paid annual leave on a biweekly basis as a percentage of regular hours paid. To earn annual leave employees must be permanent or, if temporary, must have worked at least 750 hours in the leave calendar year. The leave calendar year
is defined as the first full pay period in January through the pay period that includes December 31. Temporary employees who meet the 750-hour threshold will be notified in writing at the time eligibility is met.
The percentage of annual/vacation hours earned per biweekly pay depends on the employee's leave service credit and most recent date of hire. Leave service credit includes all periods of service in an active pay status (paid at least one hour in a pay
period) as a State System and/or Commonwealth Employee.