Amend Rule 25 — Vacations of the Agreement as follows:
- Employees in continuous service will be entitled to the following annual vacation:
l st 0 days
2nd 10 days maximum*
3rd 10 days maximum*
4th 10 days maximum*
5th _ 10th 15 days maximum*
11 thand subsequent 20 days
* 1 vacation day for each calendar month of the previous calendar year during which the employee worked more than fifteen days.
After the first calendar year of service, employees must render a minimum of 130 days or mor of compensated service to qualify for the full annual vacation entitlement. Employees who render less than 130 days of compensated service in any calendar year will, in the following calendar year, be entitled to I vacation day for each calendar month during which the employee worked more than fifteen days up to a maximum of 10 vacation days. Any calendar year during which an employee fails to render a minimum of 130 days of compensated service shall not count toward the number of calendar years needed to qualify for the 15 day and 20 day annual vacation entitlement.
- Days during each qualifying year on which an employee rendered no service and received sick leave pay because of his/her own sickness or injury shall be included in computing days of compensated service, calendar months and years of continuous service for qualifying purposes on the basis ofa maximum often (10) such days for an employee with less than three (3) years of service; a maximum of twenty (20) days for an employee with three (3) but less than fifteen (15) years of service; and a maximum of thirty (30) such days for an employee with fifteen (15) or more years of service with the
- In instances where employees have performed seven (7) calendar months of continuous service with the Employer, or have performed in a calendar year, service sufficient to qualify them for a vacation in the following calendar year, and subsequently become members of the Armed Forces of the United States, the time spent by such employees in the Armed Forces will be credited as qualifying service in determining the length of vacations for which they may qualify upon their return to service of the employer.
- Employees may carry over unused vacation leave balances from one vacation year to the next in accordance with approval procedures of the Employer, and subject to the following limitations:
Years of Service
1 to 7 40 days
8 to 14 48 days
15 or more 52 days
Accordingly, vacation balances in excess of the above thresholds cannot be carried over. Once an employee reaches an accumulated balance above these thresholds at the end of a calendar year, all unused vacation days above that level are lost. Employees will be furnished statements of their leave balances as soon as practicable after January.
- If any employee’s employment status is terminated for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to retirement, resignation, discharge, or failure to return after furlough, he/she shall at the time of such termination be paid for all hours in his/her vacation leave balance at the effective date of termination, subject to the limits in paragraph (d), plus prorated vacation days for compensated service per complete months in the calendar year of termination according to the following chart:
Vacation Days Per Completed Month of Compensated Service in Termination Year
Compensation for each day of vacation will be at the straight time hourly rate of the employee’s regular assignment. Ifa paid holiday falls within an employee’s vacation week, the employee will be paid for the holiday in lieu ofa vacation day. (Example: The employee on vacation from Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 5, will be paid four vacation days, July 1, 2, 3, 5 and one holiday, July 4 Independence Day).