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The time to use accruals that were carried over in April 2020, April 2021, April 2022 (and accruals that now may be carried over in April 2023) has been extended.  Those carried-over vacation accruals must now be used by December 31, 2023, 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 40-day contractual cap that would have been forfeited on April 1, 2020, April 1, 2021, and April 1, 2022.  A further agreement was just reached which allows for the carry-over of vacation accruals above the contractual cap on April 1, 2023.  It is these carried-over vacation accruals that must be used by the extended deadline of December 31, 2023.

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.

Employees can only be compensated for 30 days of vacation accruals at separation from State service.  Therefore, we strongly recommend that you try to use as many of your carried-over accruals as possible before the December 31, 2023, deadline, or, before you plan to separate from State service.

If you have any questions, please contact your PEF Field Representative.