Use or Lose – Don’t lose any leave

Now is the time to start planning to use any annual or personal leave you may be in jeopardy of losing.  Employees eligible to earn leave may carry over a maximum of 50 days or 400 hours of annual leave into the next calendar year.  This maximum will be prorated for part-time employees working 50% or more.  Additionally, employees are granted three personal days each calendar year these personal days cannot be carried forward into the next calendar.  Therefore, any annual leave exceeding 400 hours and/or any unused personal days will be forfeited on January 5, 2019.

The forfeited personal leave is contributed to the USM Leave Reserve Fund (LRF).  All Exempt and Nonexempt Staff employees on Regular Status, working 50% or more, who become temporarily medically disabled or are eligible for Parental Leave and who meet qualifying criteria are eligible for paid leave through the LRF.

For more information on annual leave and the leave reserve fund, please see the Board of Regents Policies:

VII-7.00-Policy on Annual Leave for Regular Nonexempt and Exempt Staff Employees.

VII-7.11-USM Policy on Leave Reserve Fund for Exempt and Nonexempt Staff Employees on Regular Status

Last updated: September 28, 2018

Last updated: September 28, 2018