• Vacation leave is paid time off for personal use.  Leave is accumulated at hire for benefits-eligible staff.
  • An employee must have six months of employment with the State of Texas before they can use the accumulated vacation leave.
  • Vacation leave has a maximum number of hours that can carry forward into a new fiscal year.  The hours an employee can carry forward are determined by the employee’s months of state service.  Vacation accruals exceeding the maximum balance will roll over to the employee’s sick leave balance.
  • Employees who transfer to another Texas state agency without a break in service will have their hours transferred to the new employer.
  • Employees terminating or retiring will be paid for any remaining vacation balance.
  • Monthly accruals are added to the employee’s balance on the first day of each month.


 Vacation Leave Policies:

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Vacation-eligible employees accrue vacation time in hours each month. Eight (8) hours accrue when state employment begins, increasing when a service milestone is met. See table below for monthly accrual hours by service, and allowable carryover hours.

Schedule of Vacation Leave Accruals for Full-Time Employees

Length of Service (Years) Length of Service (Months) Hours Accrued per Month Days Accrued per Year Allowable Carryover (Hours)
Less than 2 years 0-23 Months 8 12.0 180
At least 2 but less than 5 years 24-59 Months 9 13.5 244
At least 5 but less than 10 years 60-119 Months 10 15.0 268
At least 10 but less than 15 years 120-179 Months 11 16.5 292
At least 15 but less than 20 years 180-239 Months 13 19.5 340
At least 20 but less than 25 years 240-299 Months 15 22.5 388
At least 25 but less than 30 years 300-359 Months 17 25.5 436
At least 30 but less than 35 years 360-419 Months 19 28.5 484
At least 35 years or more 420 and Over 21 31.5 532


Part time employees who work 50 percent of the time or higher, receive pro-rated vacation accruals based on their work percentage.

Leave and Time reporting is managed by department timekeepers and the Payroll department in the consolidated controller's office.

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