Sick & Vacation Leave


Sick Leave


All regular/full-time and regular/part-time employees earn and accrue sick leave. Temporary employees are not eligible to earn or accrue sick leave.

Sick leave accrues and is cumulative with no maximum limit during an employee's length of continuous service. The rate of sick leave accrual for all eligible employees is based on the employee's work commitment. Regular/full-time employees accrue:

Monthly Annual Equivalent
8 hours 12 working days

Sick leave is prorated if work commitment is greater than .50, but less than 1.00.

The University System of Georgia does not compensate employees for accrued sick leave at termination of employment.

Vacation Leave


The rate of vacation accrual for eligible employees is based on an employee's length of continuous service. Regular/full-time employees earn vacation according to the chart below:

Years of Service Monthly Annual Equivalent
0 - 5 Years 10 hours 15 working days
5 - 10 Years 12 hours 18 working days
Over 10 Years 14 hours 21 working days

Accrual of leave is based on the time of month your employment begins. If you are employed on or before the 15th of the month, leave accrual begins the date of your employment. If you are employed after the 15th of the month, leave accrual begins on the first of the following month.

You may accrue a maximum of 360 hours (45 days) of annual leave. Any annual leave time accrued above 360 hours is forfeited as of December 31 of each year.

Annual leave is prorated if work commitment is greater than .50, but less than 1.00.

Temporary employees are not eligible to earn or accrue annual leave.

The University System of Georgia compensates employees for accrued annual leave time not to exceed a maximum of 360 hours at termination of employment.