Gilmore Announces New Annual Leave Policy

Posted: July 24, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Gov. Jim Gilmore has announced a new policy increasing annual leave benefits for long-term state employees. The new benefits 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. Carryover limits will increase by an additional 6 days at 15 years and an extra 12 days at 25 years of service.

“I am pleased to announce the expansion of annual leave benefits for the commonwealth’s long-serving state employees,” says Gilmore. “The expansion of these benefits brings Virginia in line with other states. This is good news for the workers of the commonwealth and helps further our goal of maintaining an effective and viable state workforce.”

The increased annual leave accrual rates, maximum carryover limits, and maximum payment limits became effective with the pay period beginning July 10. The new accrual rates will be credited to employees at the completion of that pay period and available for use tomorrow. The changes are expected to have minimal fiscal impact on the commonwealth.

The changes in state worker policy coincide with recommendations made by the legislature’s Joint Commission on Management of the Commonwealth’s Workforce.

“In conjunction with recommendations made by a bipartisan legislative commission studying these issues, we have carefully crafted policies that are good for state workers and good for the commonwealth,” says secretary of administration G. Bryan Slater.

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