Annual Leave

Eligible University employees (non-faculty) earn annual leave on a bi-weekly basis. Regular full-time and regular part-time employees who work at least 20 hours a week earn annual leave. Regular part-time employees are eligible to earn an amount of leave based on the percentage of full-time hours they work per week.

The amount an employee earns depends on the number of years employed. The employee's immediate supervisor must approve all annual leave requested. Annual leave must be taken while an employee is on contract and has to be used while the employee is on active pay status. Faculty do not accrue annual leave but are also eligible for time off under provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Annual leave for full-time employees is earned as follows:

  • 5.54 hours per pay period during the first 5 years of employment
  • 6.46 hours per pay period during years 6 through 10
  • 7.38 hours per pay period after 10 years of employment

Unused annual leave may be accrued to a maximum of 240 hours. 

Any unused leave in excess of this amount will be forfeited at the end of the pay period in which June 30 falls.

If an employee transfers from a position that provides annual leave to one that does not, or if the employee terminates from the university, the employee will be paid for the balance of earned annual leave time up to 240 hours.

The Annual Leave Cash-In program allows eligible employees to cash in up to 40 hours of their annual leave one time per fiscal year (except the pay period that includes June 30). Employees must have 40 hours remaining in their annual leave bank after the cash-in hours are deducted.

For eligibility requirements and program details, select the appropriate link below to review the guidelines for your employment category.

  • All Local 6070 employees in an annual leave eligible position are eligible to participate in the annual leave cash-in program effective January 1, 2004.
  • The annual leave cash-in can only occur in the requested pay period if the employee is working in a job that is annual leave eligible in that pay period.
  • The employee's job must be in active status (i.e., not in off-contract status or LWOP status) in the requested pay period.
  • Eligible employees may request to cash-in up to 40 hours of their annual leave in any pay period during each fiscal year.
  • There is no limit on the number of requests made during each fiscal year. The fiscal year period for the program is defined as any pay period in which the pay check/deposit is issued between July 1 and June 30.
  • Employees must have 40 hours remaining in their annual leave bank after the cash-in hours are deducted.
  • The prior payroll period's annual leave balance will be used to determine the minimum 40 hour requirement and the maximum hours allowed to be cashed-in.

An eligible Local 6070 employee can make a request to cash-in their annual leave effective January 1, 2004.

To request Annual Cash-In hours, employees must record the total hours requested on their time sheet on a non-work day using earnings code 515 (L-Annual Leave Cash-In). Hours should not be entered on days where other work time is recorded or in daily increments.

  • To view your current annual leave hours balance, log in to UAOnline, select Employee Services, and then Time Off Current Balances and History. Your annual leave hours are listed as "Vacation Leave." The current number of hours is listed under the "Available Balance as of ...." column.
    • To view cash-in hours paid in the current pay period, log in to UAOnline, select Employee Services, Pay Information, and then Pay Stub. Select the appropriate calendar year, then Display, and then the appropriate Pay Stub Date. The cash-in hours will be listed under the Earnings section as "L- Annual Leave Cash-In."
    • To view hours paid in a previous pay period, log in to UAOnline, select Employee Services, Pay Information, and then Earnings History. Select the appropriate fiscal year period (July of one calendar year to June of the next calendar year) and click Display. The cash-in hours will be listed under "L- Annual Leave Cash-In." Select this text to view the month in which the hours were paid.
  • Employees will not accrue additional leave on the cashed-in hours.
  • The cash-in hours are not eligible for PERS, TRS, ORP, or UA Pension benefits.
  • The cash-in requests are to be processed in regular payroll runs only.
  • Requests for cash-in hours cannot be submitted for a payroll period that has already been processed or through a revised timesheet submission.
  • Cash-in hours that have already been processed and paid cannot be revoked.
  • All regular and term-funded UA employees in a non-union, annual leave eligible position can participate in the annual leave cash-in program.
  • The annual leave cash-in can only occur in the requested pay period if the employee is working in a job that is annual leave eligible in that pay period.
  • The employee's job must be in active status (i.e., not in an off-contract or a leave without pay status) in the requested pay period.
  • Eligible employees may request to cash-in up to 40 hours of their annual leave once per fiscal year (the fiscal year period for the program is defined as any pay period in which the payroll check/deposit is issued between July 1 and June 30).
  • The only pay period not available for cash-in is the pay period that includes June 30.
  • Employees must have 40 hours remaining in their annual leave bank after the cash-in hours are deducted.
  • The prior payroll period's annual leave balance will be used to determine the minimum 40 hour requirement and the maximum hours allowed to be cashed-in.
  • To request Annual Cash-In hours, complete an Annual Leave Cash-In Request Form online and submit the completed form no later than 5 p.m. on the last Friday of the pay period (pay day Friday).
  • Annual leave cash-in requests cannot be submitted via your web time sheet nor via a paper time sheet.
  • Your cashed-in leave should be included in your pay on the next regularly scheduled pay day (usually within two weeks). 
To view your current annual leave hours balance, log in to UAOnline, select Employee Services, and then Time Off Current Balances and History. Your annual leave hours are listed as "Vacation Leave." The current number of hours is listed under the "Available Balance as of ...." column
  • To view cash-in hours paid in the current pay period, log in to UAOnline, select Employee Services, Pay Information, and then Pay Stub. Select the appropriate calendar year, then Display, and then the appropriate Pay Stub Date. The cash-in hours will be listed under the Earnings section as "L- Annual Leave Cash-In."
  • To view hours paid in a previous fiscal year, log in to UAOnline, select Employee Services, Pay Information, and then Earnings History. Select the appropriate fiscal year period (July of one calendar year to June of the next calendar year) and click Display. The cash-in hours will be listed under "L- Annual Leave Cash-In." Select this text to view the month in which the hours were paid.
  • Employees will not accrue additional leave (annual leave or sick leave) on the cashed-in hours.
  • Cash-in hours are not eligible for PERS, TRS, ORP, or UA Pension benefits.
  • Cash-in requests will only be processed in regular payroll runs.
  • Requests for annual leave cash-in cannot be submitted for a payroll period that has already been processed, a payroll adjustment run, or the pay period in which June 30 falls (usually the R14 pay period).
  • Cash-in hours that have already been processed and paid cannot be revoked.
  • If you have any questions related to these guidelines, contact UA Human Resources.