Paid annual leave provides eligible employees with time off for rest and relaxation and to conduct personal business.  

Eligible employees earn annual leave, beginning from the first day of employment, according to the following schedule:

AMOUNT OF ANNUAL LEAVE EARNED PER 2-WEEK PAY PERIOD

NUMBER OF PAID HOURS PER PAY PERIOD

LESS THAN 3 YEARS CUMULATIVE SERVICE

3 YEARS BUT LESS THAN 15 YEARS CUMULATIVE SERVICE

15 YEARS SERVICE OR MORE CUMULATIVE SERVICE

80

4 hours

6 hours

8 hours

60 – 79

3 hours

4 1/2 hours

6 hours

40 – 59

2 hours

3 hours

4 hours

20 – 39

1 hours

1 1/2 hours

2 hours

1 – 19

0 hours

0 hours

0 hours

The carryover limit for FY 2021 is 200 hours, time off is critical to maintaining a healthy work-life balance.  Employees must use up their excess annual leave by September 13, 2020, which is the last day of the pay period in FY 2020 and the carryover limit for FY 2022 is 160 hours. 

The University does not recognize prior employment at Federal or District agencies, or any other employer, in determining length of service for annual leave accrual rates. It does recognize prior regular or extended temporary employment at Gallaudet. Annual leave may not be borrowed in advance. Except in emergency situations, annual leave must be requested and approved in advance by the supervisor.