Excess Annual Leave - Final Reminder

October 23, 2023

Excess annual leave must be used on or before Friday, January 5, 2024 to avoid forfeiture of excess hours. 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 with few exceptions.   Employees who use the pilot Paid Parental Leave and / or expanded Family Sick Leave options AND anticipate excess annual leave hours should meet with their agency Human Resources to determine if they are eligible to request an exception.

Employees and managers can monitor annual leave balances by logging in to Y.E.S. and clicking on Leave Activity.