Benefits

Vacation

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.

I. Accruals:

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 through the MyCSUN portal. Within your "Staff" page, click on "Human Resources/Employee" and then "View My 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 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:

R01 (Physicians) R06 (Skilled Crafts) R08 (Police Services)

 

In Unit(s):With these years of serviceAnd have accrued this many hoursYour maximum vacation hours  (as of January 1st each year) are limited to

R01 (Physicians)

R06 (Skilled Crafts)

R08 (Police Services)

Up to 120 months (10 years or less)

Varies with length of service

272

121 or more months (more than 10 years)

Varies with length of service

384

 

R02 (Health Care & Support) R05 (Operations & Support Services) R07 (Clerical & Administrative Support Services) R09 (Technical & Support Services)

 

In Unit(s):With these years of serviceAnd have accrued this many hoursYour maximum vacation hours  (as of January 1st each year) are limited to

R02 (Health Care & Support)

R05 (Operations & Support Services)

R07 (Clerical & Administrative Support Services)

R09 (Technical & Support Services)

Up to 120 months (10 years or less)

Varies with length of service

320

121 or more months (more than 10 years)

Varies with length of service

440

R04 (Academic Support)

In Unit(s):With these years of serviceAnd have accrued this many hoursYour maximum vacation hours  (as of January 1st each year) are limited to

R04 (Academic Support)

Up to 120 months (10 years or less)

Varies with length of service

320

121 or more months (more than 10 years)

Varies with length of service

440

R03 (Faculty)

In Unit(s):With these years of serviceAnd have accrued this many hoursYour maximum vacation hours  (as of January 1st each year) are limited to

R03 (Faculty)

Up to 120 months (10 years or less)

16 hours per month

320*

121 or more months (more than 10 years)

16 hours per month

440*

*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.

NOTE: Academic year appointments do not accrue vacation.

M80 (Management Personnel Plan - MPP)

In Unit(s):With these years of serviceAnd have accrued this many hoursYour maximum vacation hours  (as of January 1st each year) are limited to

M80(Management Personnel Plan - MPP)

Up to 120 months (10 years or less)

16 hours per month

384

121 or more months (more than 10 years)

16 hours per month

440

C99 (Confidential)

In Unit(s):With these years of serviceAnd have accrued this many hoursYour maximum vacation hours  (as of January 1st each year) are limited to

C99 (Confidential)

Up to 120 months (10 years or less)

16 hours per month

384

121 or more months (more than 10 years)

16 hours per month

440