Full-time staff will accumulate annual leave.
A. Accumulation of Leave
Annual leave is accrued at the rate of four (4) hours per pay period two weeks from the date of employment and six (6) hours per pay period twenty (20) days after three (3) years of full time employment, employment in any CSKT tribal entity will be counted. The maximum accumulation total for each employee shall not exceed 156 hours of annual leave. Annual leave will not be earned during a pay period in which the employee has taken leave without pay.
B. Granting of Annual Leave
Granting of leave requests are subject to the prior approval of the immediate supervisor. Unapproved leaves constitute unauthorized from assigned duties. An unapproved absence will be grounds for disciplinary action up to and including discharge.
Employees are encouraged to plan vacation time with their supervisor and others affected by the employee’s absence. All annual leave for a period of more than five (5) days duration shall be requested in writing to the immediate supervisor at least two (2) weeks prior to the requested leave time. In the event of conflict among the staff for leave time the immediate supervisor will make the determination.
C. Disapproval of Annual Leave
All annual leave requests made after the fact will not be approved, unless proof of an emergency is supplied to the supervisor. The supervisor has discretionary power to approve or disapprove leave. If disapproved, the employee will be charged leave without pay.
D. Compensation for unused Leave Time
An employee is eligible to receive terminal compensation for annual leave at the
current hourly rate if he/she has been terminated without sufficient notice to utilize the annual leave during the working period.
When a holiday occurs during annual leave, except for terminal compensation, the holiday is not considered a day of annual leave.
Adopted: Policy has been in place prior to Sept. 2003
Revised: 9/2003, 2/2004, 8/21/13, 11/09/16, 1/26/18
Reviewed 10/2017, 8/2020