New Leave Provisions
On July 1, 2013 new bargaining unit contracts took effect for state employees in the General Government Unit (GGU), Supervisory Unit (SU) and the Confidential Employees Association (CEA). These contracts include changes to leave provisions which include but are not limited to: maximum accumulation of leave, mandatory leave requirements, leave accrual rates, leave cash-ins limits and floating holidays. In addition, the Alaska Statutes have been updated which include similar changes for non-covered employees (Exempt, Partially Exempt and Excluded employees).
Memos including leave balances for staff with more than 400 hours of annual or personal leave as of December 15, 2013 will be sent to Division Directors (with HR Consultants cc’d) on or before January 15, 2014. Division Directors or their designee are responsible for notifying these employees of their balances, that they are exempt from the maximum accumulation of leave, and that they must use 112.5 hours (15 days) of mandatory leave.
The links below provide additional information on the new leave provisions for the specified bargaining unit or group of employees:
- General Government (GGU)
- Supervisory Unit (SU)
- Confidential Employees Association (CEA)
- Non-Covered Employees (Exempt, Partially Exempt and Excluded Employees)
- Public Safety Employees Association (PSEA)
Additional information is available concerning the new leave provisions on a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS), found here (FAQS: Leave Changes (PDF)).