Personal leave is to be used for absences for reasons of a personal nature. Personal leave shall be scheduled and granted for periods of time requested by an employee subject to management's responsibility to maintain efficient operations.
OPEIU employees earn paid personal leave on the basis of their leave service credit. To earn personal leave, employees must be permanent. Temporary employees are not eligible to earn personal leave regardless of whether or not they have
met the 750-hour threshold for accruing annual and sick leave.
The amount and frequency of personal leave days earned per calendar year is dependent on the employee’s leave service credit. 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.
To earn personal leave, employees must have 20 days or 160 hours (40 hour work week) in an active pay status for the period of time that they are entitled to earn the leave.