Employees are expected to manage and use their annual leave throughout the year to ensure any excess annual leave is used by the end of the year. For agencies, boards and commissions under the State Personnel System, the maximum number of annual leave hours an employee may carry over into a new calendar year is 320 hours for uncovered employees and 240 hours for covered employees. Any hours in excess of the maximum carryover limits are subject to forfeiture.
It is important that employees be aware of their annual leave balances through the remainder of the year and schedule leave with their supervisor, so that impacts on end of year coverage will be minimal and carryover exception requests are reduced significantly. There should not be any expectation that unused excess leave will be approved for carryover, even if it has been in the past. Employees and managers can monitor annual leave balances by logging on to YES and clicking on Leave Activity.