Vacation Leave Extension for NYSCOPBA, Council 82 and PBANYS Employees

Agreements between GOER and NYSCOPBA, Council 82 and PBANYS Unions have been reached to grant relief from contractual limits on vacation forfeiture because of staffing needs resulting from the State’s response to the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19.

Employees engaged in the response efforts or unable to utilize vacation leave due to ongoing response efforts who would otherwise forfeit accrued vacation leave on October 1, 2020, pursuant to Article 14.1(e) of their respective Agreements will be given until the close of business on December 31, 2020, to use such excess vacation credits. Any such unused excess vacation credits as of the close of business on December 31, 2020, will be forfeited by employees. Thereafter, forfeiture of vacation credits shall be governed by operative language from the applicable collective bargaining agreement between the State and PBANYS, Council 82 and NYSCOPBA. Nothing herein shall affect vacation credits accrued by eligible employees after October 1, 2020.

There is no action required on part of the employee to have the vacation credits in extended to the December 31, 2020 deadline.

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Date posted:  5/18/20