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March 12, 2012
This is a reminder that classified employees can only carry over 30 days or 240 hours of annual leave from one calendar year to the next. Per NRS 284.350 and as explained on page 22 of the State of Nevada Employee Handbook:
"Annual leave that is accrued in excess of 30 working days must be used by January 1, after which it will be forfeited. To avoid forfeiture, a request for permission to take annual leave must be submitted to your supervisor by October 15. Annual leave in excess of the 30 working days, which is requested by this date, but denied in writing, is eligible for payment. Payment for unused leave will be made by January 31."
We ask that employees, supervisors, departments and leave record keepers review annual leave balances to ensure that all employees who are in jeopardy of losing annual leave take the approved excess time off prior to December 31, 2011 or follow the necessary steps to ensure they are properly compensated as outlined in the statute above.
If you have any questions please contact Shelly Madalinski at (775) 784-6034.