The Board of Regents on Tuesday moved swiftly to provide more flexibility for employees who have been unable to take vacation due to the coronavirus crisis.
Regent Policy 11.E.1 notes that vacation accrual for full-time university staff and faculty on 12-month appointments may not exceed 44 days on July 1 of every year. As approved, the policy change states that employees who have been unable to take vacation due to the COVID-19 public health emergency may accrue and carry more than 44 days as of vacation leave as of July 1, 2020 through July 1, 2021.
The added flexibility, which took effect Tuesday, is at the discretion of employees’ respective executive leadership (president for system administration employees, chancellor for campus employees, or designated delegates).
The policy change will be repealed without further action as of July 1, 2021.
Under ordinary circumstances, advance notice would have been given of such a policy change. The Regents Governance Committee was scheduled to consider it at its May 29 meeting, meaning the full board would not have voted on the matter until its June 18 meeting.
Regent Jack Kroll said that earlier action by the board would help decision-making for employees who were facing the July 1 deadline for using or losing vacation hours.
As a result, the board first voted to waive the notice of motion, then voted to approve the policy change. The nine-member board’s vote was unanimous.
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