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Trade Sick Days for Vacation

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 8, 2011) – Through the end of April, employees may convert accrued temporary disability leave (TDL) to vacation leave (VL). Any regular full-time staff employee who has an accrued TDL leave balance of 69 days or more may convert part of this balance to vacation leave at a conversion rate of three TDL days for one VL day. 

Employees with a perfect attendance record (between April 1, 2010-March 31, 2011) who convert 12 TDL days to four VL days will be granted a fifth vacation day at the time of conversion on May 1, 2011. Employees converting leave time in this manner must retain a balance of at least 66 days, or the prorated equivalent, of accrued TDL leave after conversion. 

Employees should complete and submit a Temporary Disability Leave Conversion form by Friday, April 29, 2011, to HR Employee Relations. The forms must be completed and signed by April 30. Forms completed by April 30 and received in the Human Resources Office of Employee Relations by May 13 will be processed. Forms completed after April 30 and/or received later than May 13 will not be processed. 

The conversion form may be found here (or contact your supervisor for details):

Note: Vacation leave time granted through this conversion will be subject to loss June 30, 2012. 

The conversion form should be signed by the appropriate departmental official, with copies forwarded to the employee, the department’s file and the HR Employee Relations Office, Room 213, Scovell Hall, 0064. Hospital employees must send their conversion forms (plus one copy) to the Hospital Payroll Department. 

If you have questions, please e-mail er@email.uky.eduor call (859) 257-8758. 

The upcoming donation period for the Staff Shared Leave Pool is May 1-31, so you may consider using this conversion option to then donate those newly acquired vacation days to the Leave Pool. For details, visit: