Vacation is an accrued benefit which provides paid time off, subject to management approval, for eligible employees. For each qualifying pay period, vacation is earned at a rate applicable to your length of state service.
Vacation credit may be used after completion of one qualifying pay period of employment and must be taken in units of no less than one hour. Exempt employees must charge vacation leave usage in full-day increments.
Full-time employees (exceptions noted below) earn vacation at the following rates based on length of service. Part-time employees earn vacation on a pro-rata basis.
FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT
VACATION EARNED RATE
1 month to 3 years
6 2/3 hours per month
37 months to 6 years
10 hours per month
73 months to 10 years
11 1/3 hours per month
121 months to 15 years
12 2/3 hours per month
181 months to 20 years
14 hours per month
241 months to 25 years
15 1/3 hours per month
301 months and over
16 hours per month
Full-time employees in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP), Confidential employees, and full-time faculty positions holding 12-month appointments accrue 16 hours of vacation per month.
NOTE: Teaching faculty and other employees with academic year appointments do not accrue vacation.
II. Vacation Balances:
Employees may check their individual vacation balances in the CSUN portal. Within the portal, select HR > Time & Attendance > View Absence Balances.
After one (1) full year of employment a faculty unit employee who accrues vacation (12-month appointments) shall take at least forty (40) hours of vacation each calendar year. Any part of the forty (40) hours not taken during the calendar year shall be forfeited by January of the subsequent year.
III. Maximum Vacation Allowances:
CSUN employees are encouraged to take advantage of their available vacation days every year. Based on the employee unit, employees are allowed to accumulate up to a maximum number of hours at the end of each calendar year, according to the table below. Accumulation in excess of this amount as of January 1st of each year shall be forfeited by the employee.
If your calculations indicate that you are getting close to losing some of your vacation hours because you will go over the cap, you may want to consider taking some vacation hours, even if you plan a quiet week away from work.
Click the expand key (+) for your Unit to view the Maximum Vacation Allowance as of January 1st each year: