Vacation / Sick Leave

Vacation Leave

Employees are eligible to use vacation after it has been accrued and is earned as follows:

Years of ServiceRegular / PoliceFire
0 to 496 Hours5 Shifts
5 to 9120 Hours9 Shifts
10 to 14160 Hours10 Shifts
15 to 19176 Hours11 Shifts
20200 Hours12 Shifts
25 to 29200 Hours13 Shifts


The maximum accrual is two times the annual leave earned.

Sick Leave

Employees are eligible to use sick leave once it has been accrued. Sick leave is accrued at a rate of 8 hours per month (24 hours per month for firefighters), as long as the employee has worked or used authorized leave for at least ten working days in that month. Maximum accumulation is 960 hours or 2,880 for firefighters.

If an employee separates after five years of service, 25% of the employee’s sick leave balance is paid out into an HRA VEBA account. If retiring (PERSI), 35% of the employee’s sick leave balance is paid into an HRA VEBA account.