UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Classified Employee Leave

Classified Permanent and Project Leave Information

What happens when a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday?

If a holiday falls on a Saturday (or your regular day off), then you will receive legal holiday time to use at another time (floating holiday), much like vacation. It will show up on your earning statement under LH as part of the balance. These hours must be used by December 31st of the year earned or they will be lost.

If the legal holidays of January 1, July 4 or December 25 fall on Sunday, the legal holiday is observed and the UW is closed on the following Monday.

Full-time employees earn eight hours of leave for each legal holiday. Part-time employees earn a pro-rated amount based on their appointment percentage.

When to use your leave by:

  • Vacation Carryover (VC) - use by December 31st of the current year or it will be lost.
  • Personal Holiday (PH) - use by December 31st of the current year or it will be lost
  • Current Year's Vacation (VN) -  use by December 31st of the following year or it will be lost.
  • Legal Holiday (LH) - use by December 31st of the current year or it will be lost; typically, LH  is earned and used within the same pay period. If you have hours listed on your earning statement, you must use them by December 31st or they will be lost. .

Sick Leave (SL) - carries over from year to year.

Sabbatical (SA) - carries over from year to year. Please refer to Annual Leave Conversion Option for eligibility information: cl_sabbatical_leave.htm

For more information regarding your leave benefits, visit review the Classified Employee Handbook/Employee Benefits.

Please refer to your earning statement for all leave balances.

CONTACT
Molly Matzekmail
Payroll & Benefits Specialist
(715) 425-3247