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Vacation Reminders from HR

Posted July 22, 2013

If you are a classified or unclassified employee who accrues vacation, be sure to check your leave balances to see if you are at risk of losing any accrued vacation time. According to the university policy regarding annual vacation leave for nonteaching unclassified and classified personnel, the maximum amount of vacation an employee can accrue is that which can be earned in a three-year period.

Employees who are over their accrual maximum must use the time by Sept. 30; if not, they will lose any vacation hours accrued beyond the maximum. Vacation hours are earned each pay period and vary according to the employee’s years of service with Kent State and job appointment (i.e., classified or unclassified status). An explanation of vacation accrual rates, eligibility and usage is available at www.kent.edu/hr/benefits/leave/vacation.cfm.

The HR Records office will be contacting classified and unclassified employees by email if they are at risk of losing any vacation hours over the policy maximum. Email notifications are expected to go the week of July 29.

With the summer vacation season upon us, all employees who earn vacation are reminded to report and submit their leave and check their balances. Accurate and timely reporting is important to make sure the time is being deducted correctly, and that you are not exceeding your accrual maximum. You can check your leave balance in the MyHR tab of FlashLine, in the Employment Details channel. Leave is recorded in the Time Reporting channels of the MyHR tab.

If you have questions, contact a member of the HR Records team at 330-672-8316.