(A) Employees shall earn vacation time off as follows:
After one (1) year of service -> One (1) 72-hour week of vacation
Upon completion of two (2) years of service -> Two (2) weeks of vacation (one 72-hour week and one 48-hour week)
Upon completion of ten (10) years of service ->Three (3) weeks of vacation (two 72-hour weeks and one 48-hour week)
Upon completion of fifteen (15) years of service -> Four (4) weeks of vacation (two 72-hour weeks and two 48-hour weeks)
(B) Vacation time shall be awarded on the anniversary date following completion of the above years of service. Vacation time shall be pro-rated for the number of months actually employed during the year should an employee resign his position or otherwise be terminated before the year of employment has been completed.
(C) Vacation time does not accumulate from year to year. It must be taken within a year after it is earned.
(D) Vacation days may be used separately or taken in forty-eight (48) hour or seventy-two (72) hour work weeks. No more than three (3) individual twenty-four (24) hour shift days can be taken individually as vacation in any calendar year.
Employees shall make every effort to give the County at least ten (10) working days notice of their request for vacation days. All vacation days that are to be used shall be by mutual consent of Employer and employee.
(E) When an employee schedules a short (forty-eight (48) hour) vacation week, in place of a long (seventy-two (72) hour) week, the remaining twenty-four (24) hour hours may be allowed to be taken at a later time. This shall be subject to management approval and based on availability as to not interfere with other scheduled vacation time. It is understood that this use of vacation time shall be with prior Approval of the Director of his designee, and that the use of short (forty-eight (48) hour) weeks so that more than three (3) individual twenty-four (24) hour shifts may be taken in one (1) year shall be allowed.
(F) Vacation time requested prior to and until March 1st of each calendar year shall be scheduled based on employee seniority. Vacation time requested after March 1st shall be scheduled based on the order in which requests are received and availability.
Anytime two (2) or more employees request vacation time that conflicts with daily operations it will be resolved with management’s discretion.
Management shall reserve the right to reject vacation time that conflicts with other requests or daily operations.