This PAGE provides information for our Police members and visitors to this site. The Police bargaining unit consists of Civilian members working in a variety of functions within the Police setting, including Building Maintenance, and Clerical areas.
NOTICE TO POLICE WVMEA MEMBERS
re: Carry Over of Vacation
Article 9.05 (a), (b), and (c) sets out the criteria for requesting a carry-over of vacation by November 30, as excerpted below:
Article 9.05 Vacation shall be as outlined in Section 9.03 and 9.04 above provided that:
(a) Except as provided in Schedule “B”, Supplementary Vacation, Employees who have completed five (5) or more Calendar Years of service may carry over up to ten (10) working days of regular vacation to the next following year, to be used in that year, provided that no less than ten (10) working days of regular Vacation is taken in the current year. Such carry-over is subject to the approval of the Employee’s Department Head. Vacation carry-over shall be taken in accordance with the requirements shown in Sub-section 9.05 (b) and 9.05 (c).
(b) An Employee qualifying for and intending to carry over regular vacation shall notify their Department Head by November 30 of the year in which the vacation was earned. Requests for consideration of extenuating circumstances are to be provided in writing by the Employee to the Department Head to be dealt with in consultation with Human Resources.
(c) All vacation entitlement is to be taken by December 31st of the year in which the vacation was earned, excepting vacation carried over which has to be taken by December 31st of the year the vacation was carried over to and further excepting supplementary vacation carried over in accordance with Schedule “B”. Requests for consideration of extenuating circumstances are to be provided in writing by the Employee to the Department Head to be dealt with in consultation with Human Resources. If vacation carry-over requests are not submitted or are not approved, all unused vacation will be paid out in the second pay period after January 1.
Supplementary Vacation days may be taken in any of the five (5) years following the year in which it was earned. For example, years 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 before the next five (5) days are credited in the sixteenth (16th) year.
Please be sure to check your Collective Agreement and banks, and make any necessary arrangements.