MMB agrees to extend vacation cap for some employees due to COVID-19

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Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) has agreed to extend the 275-hour vacation cap for some employees on the frontlines trying to keep Minnesotans safe from the global pandemic. Employees must request this extension from their employer.

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) affects employees represented by MAPE, AFSCME, MMA, MNA, Minnesota Government Engineering Council, State Residential Schools Education Association and Minnesota Law Enforcement Association.  

Once each fiscal year, an employee’s vacation accumulation must be reduced to 275 hours or less. According to the MOU, employees asked to perform, or have been reassigned or redeployed to, COVID-19 Priority 1 and 2 assignments, and are not able to lower their vacation balance to 275 hours by June 30 have been given an extension on their vacation cap. These employees will now be allowed until the pay period ending Dec. 31, 2020 t0 reduce their vacation balance to 275 hours or less. If the employee has not reduced their balance to 275 hours or less by that date, the amount of their vacation leave accrual shall be automatically reduced to 275 hours at that time.

Employees must request this extension from their employer; contact your steward or business agent if there are questions.