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Leave

Emery School District offers a variety of leave to benefits eligible employees. The following is a summary of these benefits. For more information, refer to the policies linked at the bottom of the page.

Vacation

Eligible employees working on a 12-month basis are allowed vacation leave as follows:

  • Employees with service of less than 10 completed years: Ten days of leave per year
  • Employees with service of 10 completed years, but less than 15 completed years: Fifteen days of leave per year
  • Employees with service of 15 or more completed years: Twenty days of leave per year

Leave is proactively credited to the leave account of the qualifying employee on the first day of the employee's annual employment period (July 1st or August 1st), applicable to the upcoming year of service.  Up to ten days of vacation leave can be carried over into the next year of service but must be used within six months or they are forfeited.

For a mid-year hire, the number of vacation days for the first year is prorated.  For a mid-year separation of service, vacation leave days are adjusted, on a prorated basis, by the percentage of the annual employment period for which the individual was actively employed. 

Holidays

  • - New Year’s Day

    - President’s Day

    - Memorial Day

    - Independence Day

    - Pioneer Day

    - Labor Day

    - Thanksgiving Day

    - Christmas Eve

    - Christmas Day

    - One Floating Day (Used on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, during Spring Break or around Thanksgiving)

Personal Leave

- Benefits eligible employees are provided 10 days of personal leave per annual employment period.  The use of personal leave is to be pre-approved through the immediate supervisor of the employee.

 

- Unused personal leave is converted to sick leave and applied to the sick leave balance of the employee at the end of the annual employment period.  If the employee has a sick leave balance of greater than 120 days, the unused personal leave days may be cashed out at a rate of $100 per day.  If the employee a sick leave balance of less than 120 days, the first five unused personal leave days are applied to the sick leave balance of the employee.  Any remaining unused personal leave days may be cashed out at a rate of $100 per day or may be applied to the sick leave balance of the employee. 

Sick Leave

Benefits eligible employees are allowed to maintain a sick leave balance.  The maximum accumulation of sick leave is 180 days.  Sick leave is not granted to employees, but a sick leave balance may be accrued through the conversion of personal leave to sick leave.  Employees may only use sick leave once their 10 days of personal leave per annual employment period are used.  Supervisors can require medical documentation when approving sick leave.  Accumulated sick leave is paid out to qualifying employees at retirement. 

Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank

  • - Eligible employees can sign-up to participate in this program only at hire or during open enrollment.

    - Participating employees donate one day of personal or sick leave to the leave bank each year.

    - Only severe, extended illness and catastrophic medical problems of an employee or immediate family member are eligible for leave withdrawals.

    - Participating employees can apply for withdrawals by submitting the application (linked below) and required documentation. 

    - A committee of employees reviews each application and awards or denies the days requested.

Jury Duty

  • - Paid jury duty leave will be granted to all benefits eligible employees.

    - Unpaid jury duty leave will be granted to all non benefits eligible employees.

    - Eligible employees serving jury duty will be paid the difference between their regular daily rate and the daily rate paid by the court.

    - Employees receiving a notice of jury duty should notify their supervisor immediately.

Disability Leave

  • - Upon completion of three years of service in the District, eligible employees are allowed up to thirty days of disability leave.

    - Any illness or accident causing an eligible employee to miss more than ten working days constitutes a disability.

    - All sick and personal leave must be used before disability leave will begin.

Bereavement Leave

  • - For eligible employees, up to 5 days in the event of death in the employee's immediate family.

    - For eligible employees, up to an additional 4 days in the event of death of the employee's spouse.

    - For eligible employees, up to 1 day to attend the funeral of an uncle, aunt, niece or nephew.

    - Leave should be approved and coordinated through the employee's supervisor.

Family & Medical Leave

  • - Employees are allowed family & medical leave as dictated by Federal law.

    - Details of this leave can be found in the family & medical leave policy