Employees with carried-over vacation accruals must use those accruals by December 31, 2022, or they will be forfeited.
Employees may have banks of both carried-over vacation accruals and regular non-carried-over accruals. This is because PEF and the State previously reached agreements during the COVID-19 pandemic allowing eligible employees to carry over unused vacation accruals over the contractual cap that would have been forfeited on April 1, 2020, April 1, 2021, and April 1, 2022. It is those carried-over vacation accruals that now must be used by December 31, 2022.
If you have carried-over accruals, please put in your vacation requests to use your time by the end of the year, even if you think it will be denied, as we need to be able to document when people are not given access to their accruals.
Agencies using LATS may have entries for both regular vacation accruals and carried-over accruals. If you are unsure about your balance of carried over accruals, you should request that information from your agency.
Regular vacation accruals that were not previously carried over can be over the contractual cap at any point between now and March 31, 2023. However, any regular vacation accruals over the 40-day cap on April 1, 2023, will be forfeited in the absence of a further carry-over agreement.
If you have any questions, please contact your PEF Field Representative.