Annual leave increased
for long-time workers
leave benefits for long-term state employees will be expanded,
Gov. Jim Gilmore
announced last week. The changes in state worker policy coincide
with recommendations made by the legislature's Joint Commission
on Management of the Commonwealth's Workforce.
expansion of these benefits brings Virginia in line with other
states ... and helps further our goal of maintaining an effective
and viable state workforce," Gilmore said.
new benefits, which result in an additional hour accrued per pay
period, mean an additional three days of annual leave may be accrued
each year for employees with 15 years of service and an additional
six days when an employee reaches 25 years of service. Carry-over
limits will increase by an additional six days at 15 years and
an extra 12 days at 25 years of service. The new benefit became
effective July 10 and the additional hours can be used starting
U.Va.'s Human Resources
department sent out a letter to employees this week explaining
changes are expected to have minimal fiscal impact on the Commonwealth.