Vacation

Eligibility 

Vacation allows benefit eligible employees paid time away from work to relax, pursue personal interests, or spend time with family.

Exception

Faculty members are not eligible for vacation pay.

Earning vacation

Vacation is accrued on your hours worked up to 80 hours per pay period. You will accrue vacation on regular pay, holiday pay, paid compensatory time, approved vacation, and sick pay. You do not accrue vacation when you are on an unpaid leave of absence or in a unpaid status. 

Classified employees

Accrual rates for classified employees are based on the length of continuous service.   

accrual rates


Years of Continuous Service
 
 Hour Maximum
Per Pay PeriodPer YearCarryover
Less than 2 years3.37288132
2 years up to 4 years4.904128192
4 years or more6.744176264

Hour maximums are based on 40 hours per week and are prorated for employees working under 40 hours per week

Appointed employees

Appointed employees accrue up to a maximum of 6.7 hours of vacation per pay period.  The maximum annual accrual per year is 176 hours or 22 days. 

Post-doctoral scholar employees

Accrual rates for Post-Doctoral Scholar employees are based on the length of continuous service.   

accrual rates

 

Years of Continuous Service
 
 Hour Maximum
Per Pay PeriodPer YearCarryover
Less than 1 year3.070800
1 year or more4.6001200

Hour maximums are based on 40 hours per week and are prorated for employees working under 40 hours per week

Vacation carry forward

You can carry forward one and one-half times your annual accrual rate into the next calendar year.  If you have more than the maximum carryover amount, you will forfeit the overage.  See accrual rates above for the maximum carryover amounts for each service category.  (Appointed employees' carryover maximum is 264 hours.)

Exception
Post-Doctoral scholars are not eligible to carry over a vacation balance into the next calendar year. 

Monitor your vacation balance

You should monitor your vacation balance to make sure that you do not lose any vacation. You can view your current vacation balance through Self-Service.

process
  • Log into LOUIE at peoplesoft.nau.edu. and select: 
  • Select 'Self Service' 
  • Select 'Payroll and Compensation' 
  • Select 'View Leave Balances' 

Vacation at termination or retirement

Upon termination or retirement from employment at the university, you will be paid up to one year of accrued vacation time. 

Exception
Post-Doctoral scholars are not eligible to have vacation paid out upon termination.