Time Off: Unpaid Holiday and End-of-Year Vacation Accruals

November 15, 2023

As the end of the calendar year approaches, employees are encouraged to keep in mind guidelines for taking time off.

Pay Policy for Friday, Nov. 24
As published in the Green and Gold calendar, the campus will be closed Friday, November 24 (day after Thanksgiving), which is not a paid holiday. Employees taking this day off who are not academic-year faculty will need to use leave credits, CTO, or dock pay.

While it is Cal Poly Humboldt’s intent to encourage employees to take the time off, some may choose to work during this closure.  Please notify your appropriate administrator of your intention to work on November 24 no later than the morning of Monday, November 20.  If notified after this time, appropriate administrators may be unable to provide meaningful work or safe and comfortable work spaces for employees requesting to work.  For energy savings reasons, employees may be assigned to alternative work locations and/or assignments. 

Please see applicable collective bargaining agreements regarding campus closure.  If you will be docking pay, please enter the dock into absence management by November 17, annotating the docked period.

Vacation Accruals
You are encouraged to look at your vacation balance and consider requesting approval to take time off before December 31 so that you do not lose any well-earned vacation time.

It is important to remember that any vacation time balance that exceeds your maximum allowable accrual is generally not permitted to carry over beyond the end of this calendar year (see table below for maximums). You can find your vacation leave balance by accessing “My Profile” on the myHumboldt website or through PeopleSoft Self Service. Please keep in mind that your personal holiday must be used by December 31. Requests for time off are to be directed to your appropriate administrator.

The following are the maximum vacation accrual hours for employee categories:

Unit  6, 10 & E99
10 or fewer years of service: 272 maximum hours

More than 10 years of service: 384 maximum hours

Unit 1, 2, 5, 7, 9
10 or fewer years of service: 320 maximum hours

More than 10 years of service: 440 maximum hours

Unit 3, 4
10 or fewer years of service: 320 maximum hours

More than 10 years of service: 440 maximum hours

MPP & Confidential
10 or fewer years of service: 384 maximum hours

More than 10 years of service: 440 maximum hours

n/a : 480 maximum hours


Contact Information
For questions regarding absence management, please contact Payroll: payroll@humboldt.edu or ext. 4912. 

For questions regarding the campus closure or vacation accruals, please contact Human Resources: HR@humboldt.edu or ext. 3626.

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