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UK Employees Can Convert Temporary Disability Leave to Additional Vacation Leave

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 1, 2022) — The annual period for University of Kentucky employees to convert their temporary disability leave (TDL) to additional vacation leave (VL) will be available April 1-30. Employees may request conversion of TDL hours to additional vacation leave through Employee Self Service in myUK. Employees should log into myUK, access Employee Self Service and select Working Time and Leave Requests. 

Select the TDL to Vacation Leave Conversion link to download the conversion form, which will have instructions on how to submit it to the Enterprise Applications Group, which administers Employee Self Service for campus employees, or UK HealthCare payroll for healthcare employees, depending on where the employee works.

Each April, employees who have more than 66 days of TDL may convert those hours to additional vacation leave. The conversion rate is three days of TDL for one day of VL. Employees can receive up to four additional days of VL, as long as they have at least 66 days of TDL remaining after the conversion. Employees who did not take any TDL in the past calendar year can also receive a bonus vacation day.

Days acquired through conversion shall be counted as vacation days earned in the current fiscal year, meaning that VL days accrued in this fiscal year will expire Sept. 30, 2023, for campus employees and Dec. 31, 2023, for UK HealthCare employees.

Learn more about TDL conversion here.

For additional assistance, please contact Employee Relations at 859-257-8758 or

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