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Library Board approved November 15, 2005, Revised July 19, 2011

Vacation is a benefit which is awarded at the beginning of each calendar year in advance of it being earned throughout the year.

Full‐time professional librarians, the Facilities Manager, the Communications Coordinator and Community Relations Coordinator will earn vacation at the rate of twenty (20) working days a year.

Part‐time professional librarians who are budgeted to work at least 20 hours per week will earn 4 weeks of vacation on a prorated basis.

Full‐time non‐librarian employees will earn vacation at the rate of ten (10) working days a year during their first three years (36 months) of employment. After three years of employment, one additional vacation day will be earned for each succeeding year of employment to a maximum of twenty (20) days.

Part‐time non‐librarian employees, who are budgeted to work at least 20 hours per week, will earn the same vacation as full time non-librarian employees on a prorated basis.

Full‐time and part‐time non‐librarian employees who have been employed three years or less may carry over from one calendar year to the next a maximum of five (5) days of vacation. Vacation days not used or carried over will be lost.

Full‐time and part‐time non‐librarian employees who have been employed more than three years, full‐time and part‐time professional librarians, the Facilities Manager, the Community Relations Coordinator, and the Communications Coordinator may carry over from one calendar year to the next a maximum of ten (10) days of vacation.  Vacation days not used or carried over will be lost.

New employees who have worked less than six months are not normally eligible to take paid vacation days.  Exceptions may be made with the approval of the department manager.  Vacations will be scheduled by department managers subject to the approval of the Executive Director or the Assistant Directors.  While library schedules must take precedence, an effort will be made to accommodate preferences of individual staff members when possible.  No vacation time will be earned for a partially completed calendar month.

A paid holiday falling in scheduled vacation time will not be considered a vacation day.

No vacation will be earned when an employee is on unpaid leave of absence.

Vacation time may be scheduled in hourly units.  If a resigning employee has unused earned vacation at the time of resignation, payment shall be made for all earned vacation time.  If an employee has used all vacation for a given year and leaves the library before vacation has been earned, a deduction for unearned vacation will be made from the final paycheck.