All regular and probationary full-time employees at the City of
Mesa accrue vacation leave in accordance with the following
|Fewer than two (2) yrs
||11.2 hrs per month
||8 hrs per month
|Two (2) yrs or more
||16.8 hrs per month
||12 hrs per month
The maximum accumulation of vacation leave is two hundred forty
(240) hours for regular full-time employees, three hundred
thirty-six (336) hours for firefighters, and one hundred twenty
(120) hours for benefited part-time employees.
have in excess of the above amounts on December 31st of each
year will be paid for the excess amount of leave after December
31st, provided the regular full-time employee has taken eighty
(80) hours vacation leave, one hundred twelve (112) hours for
firefighters, and forty (40) hours for benefited part-time
employees during that calendar year.
If the employee has not
taken the required amount of leave during the year, ALL excess
leave shall be forfeited.
All periods of full-time City service after the employee's
anniversary date are counted as credited service for the purpose
of determining the date of change in accrual rate, including
military service pursuant to A.R.S. 26-168, 26-171, or 38-610,
and any special leave without pay of thirty (30) days or less.
If a special leave without pay exceeds thirty (30) days, the
excess days over thirty (30) shall not be counted as credited
Eligible employees accrue the appropriate number of hours of
vacation leave based on their anniversary dates. The anniversary
date of an employee who is hired between the first (1st) and
fifteenth (15th) days of a month inclusive shall be the first
(1st) day of that month. The anniversary date for an employee
who is hired between the sixteenth (16th) day and the end of the
month inclusive shall be the first (1st) day of the month
A full-time employees working an eighty (80) hour pay period
shall not accrue vacation leave credits or accrue credited
service for any calendar month in which the employee has been
docked for more than three (3) normal work shifts (eight (8) to
ten (10) hour shifts), including unpaid holidays. For fire sworn
employees working a one hundred twelve (112) hour pay period in
which the employee has been docked more than thirty-six (36)
hours, including unpaid holidays, shall not accrue vacation
leave credits or accrue credited service for any calendar month.
A regular part-time benefited employee shall not accrue vacation
leave credits for any calendar month unless the employee has
submitted at least thirty-four (34) hours of time worked
including paid leave for each of the two (2) pay periods prior
to the end of that month.
The effective date for change in the accrual rate is the first
(1st) day of the month immediately following two (2) years of
Eligibility to use accrued vacation leave shall begin on the
date of accrual for full-time and benefited part-time employees.
Separation from Service
A regular or probationary full-time or benefited part-time
employee who separates from City of Mesa employment by
resignation, retirement, layoff, or death, shall be paid for all
unused vacation leave.
Use of Vacation Leave
Vacation leave may be taken at any time approved by the
supervisor, and must be taken in units of one-quarter (1/4)
hour. Vacation leave shall not be advanced to an employee nor
may vacation leave be transferred between employees unless
authorized by the Department Director in accordance with the
Donated Leave Program.