Personal Holiday

Eligible employees are granted 36 hours (4.5 days) of personal holiday hours per year (pro-rated if part-time).

All eligible employees are granted personal holiday at hire and at the start of the calender year for Classified employees and the start of the fiscal year (July 1st) for Unclassified Faculty, Academic Staff and Limited appointees.

Eligibility

All employees who earn sick leave are granted personal holiday except:

  • Unclassified Faculty, Academic Staff and Limited appointees on an academic year (nine-month) contract; and
  • Craftsworkers.

Usage

Personal holiday can be used from the first day of employment. Use of personal holiday, like all other paid leave, must be approved by your supervisor.

Personal holiday hours must be used by the end of the year in which they are earned or they will be lost.

  • Classified employees must use personal holiday hours by the end of the calendar year (December 31).
  • Unclassified Faculty, Academic Staff and Limited appointees must use personal holiday hours by the end of the fiscal year (June 30).

Termination of Employment

At termination of employment, any remaining personal holiday hours can be:

  • Paid out as a lump sum on your final check, or
  • Used to extend your time on payroll (supervisor approval needed if you are Unclassified Faculty, Academic Staff or Limited appointee).

NOTE: If your employment terminates during your original Classified probationary period or during the first six months of your Classified project position, you may be required to pay back Personal Holiday hours that were used.