Vacation Time

The purpose of the vacation time benefit is to provide time away from work for rest, recreation, and renewal.


See MUPIM for the policy.

Full-time administrative staff with 10, 11, or 12 month appointments earn vacation as follows:

10 month contract 18 days per fiscal year
11 month contract 20 days per fiscal year
12 month contract 22 days per fiscal year

The University fiscal year runs July 1 through June 30.

Faculty do not earn vacation, but are not required to work during the University break periods that fall within the term of their academic-year appointment (Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks).

Coaches, trainers, and equipment managers, in lieu of vacation, are entitled to 22 non-contract days per fiscal year as approved by their supervisor.

Classified-SATSS and AFSCME

See MUPIM for the policy.

Vacation is accrued on a pro-rated basis based upon hours reported and years of service.

Vacation Accrual Based on Length of Service
Length of Service Annual Accrual Pay Period Accrual Accrual Maximum
0-6 years 2 weeks (80 work hours) 3.1 hours (per 80 hrs reported) 6 weeks
7-13 years 3 weeks (120 work hours) 4.62 hours (per 80 hrs reported) 9 weeks
14-23 years 4 weeks (160 work hours) 6.16 hours (per 80 hrs reported) 12 weeks
24+ years 5 weeks (200 work hours) 7.7 hours (per 80 hrs reported) 15 weeks

Employees may accrue a maximum of vacation that would be earned in a three-year period. An employee will not accrue vacation while the balance is at the maximum permitted. Employees shall forfeit their right to take or to be paid for any vacation leave to their credit which is in excess of the accrual for three years.