Vacation

Employees earn vacation time depending on their position and length of service. Here is information on vacation time accrual and how to request vacation.

Monthly Vacation Accrual


Monthly Vacation Accrual Rates

Employee Classification Length of Service Hours Per
Month
Executive, MPP and Confidential N/A 16
Unit 6 (SETC)*, Unit 4 (APC)*, Units 2, 5, 7 and 9 (CSUEU)* 1 month - 3 years 6 2/3
Unit 6 (SETC)*, Unit 4 (APC)*, Units 2, 5, 7 and 9 (CSUEU)* 37 months - 6 years 10
Unit 6 (SETC)*, Unit 4 (APC)*, Units 2, 5, 7 and 9 (CSUEU)* 73 months - 10 years 11 1/3
Unit 6 (SETC)*, Unit 4 (APC)*, Units 2, 5, 7 and 9 (CSUEU)* 121 months - 15 years 12 2/3
Unit 6 (SETC)*, Unit 4 (APC)*, Units 2, 5, 7 and 9 (CSUEU)* 181 months - 20 years 14
Unit 6 (SETC)*, Unit 4 (APC)*, Units 2, 5, 7 and 9 (CSUEU)* 241 months - 25 years 15 1/3
Unit 6 (SETC)*, Unit 4 (APC)*, Units 2, 5, 7 and 9 (CSUEU)* 301 months+ 16
Part-time employees Pro rata basis  

* SETC: Unit 6 (Skilled Crafts); APC: Unit 4 (Academic Professionals of California); CSUEU: Unit 2 (Health Care Support), Unit 5 (Operations & Support Services), Unit 7 (Clerical/Administrative Support) and Unit 9 (Technical Support)

Maximum Accrual


Maximum Accumulation of Vacation Time

Employee Classification Less than 10 yrs. More than 10 yrs. Hours
MPP X   384
MPP   X 440
Confidential N/A N/A 384
Executive N/A N/A 480
Unit 6 (SETC)*, Units 2, 5, 7 and 9 (CSUEU)* X   272
Unit 6 (SETC)*, Units 2, 5, 7 and 9 (CSUEU)*   X 384
Unit 4 (APC)* X   320
Unit 4 (APC)*   X 440

* SETC: Unit 6 (Skilled Crafts); APC: Unit 4 (Academic Professionals of California); CSUEU: Unit 2 (Health Care Support), Unit 5 (Operations & Support Services), Unit 7 (Clerical/Administrative Support) and Unit 9 (Technical Support)

Employees must receive 11 days of pay in the pay period to accrue vacation credits for that month. Vacation credits may not be used prior to their accrual, which occurs on the first day of the following pay period.

Vacation requests must be submitted in advance to an employee's supervisor for approval. Based upon the operational needs of the department, vacations shall be scheduled and taken only as authorized by the appropriate administrator.

At the bottom of each employee's monthly paycheck is a table that shows vacation balance information. Remember, information posted by the State Controller's Office on CSU paychecks runs one month behind and does not reflect vacation used or accrued during the last month.

Upon separation from the University, employees are entitled to a lump sum payment of unused vacation time.