Annual Leave

Leave Guidelines for Academic, Professional and Classified Employees

PS-12, Revision: 7, Effective: November 8, 2004

Excerpt from PS-12:  

Annual Leave is leave with pay granted an employee for the purpose of rehabilitation, restoration, and maintenance of work efficiency, Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) or the transaction of any personal affairs.
 

Academic and Professional Employees

Leave accrual for academic and professional employees on fiscal pay basis begins with the paid appointment or continuation at greater than 50% effort that extends employment beyond 180 days. 

*Note: Contingent employees do not accrue annual leave. 

Classified Employees

Classified employees begin accruing leave from their first day of appointment on a regular tour of duty.

*Note: Classified employees do not accrue leave while serving on a restricted appointment or on intermittent appointment.
 

Accrual Schedules

Annual leave is allotted on two schedules. Each new eligible academic and professional employee shall make a choice between Annual Leave Accrual Schedule I and Annual Leave Accrual Schedule II. 

  • The choice must be made, in writing , within 30 days of appointment and is irrevocable.
  • Employees who are appointed for less than full-time but who are eligible to earn leave shall accrue leave in proportion to their percentage of full-time.

Annual Leave Accrual Schedule I

Annual leave for regular academic and professional employees appointed on fiscal year basis who elected to be covered by Civil Service annual leave regulations, with no limitation on total accumulation and for classified employees.

Years of Service Classified Professional & Academic
Less than 3 years .0461 hour per hour in pay status 8 hours per month
3 years but less than 5 .0576 hour per hour in pay status 10 hours per month
5 years but less than 10 .0692 hour per hour in pay status 12 hours per month
10 years but less than 15 .0807 hour per hour in pay status 14 hours per month
15 years or more .0923 hour per hour in pay status 16 hours per month

Annual Leave Accrual Schedule II

Annual leave for academic and professional employees on fiscal year basis who elected to be covered by the LSU Leave Schedule.

Years of Service Professional & Academic
Less than 10 years 14 hours per month with 176 hour cap
10 years but less than 15 14 hours per month with no cap
15 years or more 16 hours per month with no cap