State of Alaska, Department of Administration, Division of Personnel and Labor Relations

Non-covered Employees (Exempt, Partially Exempt and Excluded employees)

The new leave provisions for non-covered employees are listed below:

Maximum Accumulation of Leave

Effective December 16, 2013 the maximum accumulation of leave is 1000 hours on December 15th of each year. Department or agency heads may allow an employee to carry over more than 1000 hours if they certify in writing that the employee was denied the opportunity to use personal leave [AS 39.20.240(c)].

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Exemption from Maximum Accumulation of Leave

An employee with a personal leave balance greater than 400 hours on December 16, 2013 will be exempt from the maximum accumulation of leave until the employee’s leave balance is equal to or less than 400 hours on December 16th of any subsequent year.

Note: Division Directors or their designee will notify employees with leave balances greater than 400 hours. Employees may also obtain their leave balance as of December 16, 2013 from their paystub for the pay period ending December 15, 2013 or by calling the Employee Call Center at 465-3009.

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Mandatory Leave Requirements

On December 16, 2013 any employee with a personal leave balance greater than 400 hours will be required to use 15 days (112.5 hours) of leave in the 2014 leave year (from December 16, 2013 to December 15, 2014).

On December 16, 2013 any employee with a personal leave balance equal to or less than 400 hours will be required to use 10 days (75 hours) of leave in the 2014 leave year (from December 16, 2013 to December 15, 2014).

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Leave Cash-in Hours Counting Toward Mandatory Leave

Leave cashed in can only reduce the mandatory leave requirement by (5 days) 37.5 hours.

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Leave Cash-in Limits

Leave cash-ins are limited to six per leave year (from December 16th to December 15th of a given year).

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Leave Accrual Rates

For employees hired for the first time into leave accruing positions on or after July 1, 2013 the following accrual rates will apply:

Years of Service Hours Earned Each Pay Period
0-2 6.56
2-5 7.5
5-10 8.44
10-15 9.38
15+ 11.25

Note: The accrual rates for employees hired before July 1, 2013 remain unchanged. For a complete list of leave accruals go to the Alaska Administrative Manual (AAM) 280.020.

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