Leave Accrual Methods

Kristen Manes  |  8/28/2018 6:41:23 PM

Annual and sick leave accrual methods are based on the employee's type of appointment and years of service. Listed below are the annual and sick leave accrual rate charts for eligible employees.

For more in-depth information about leave, see PM-20 (Permanent Memoranda - 20: Leave Policies for Academic and Unclassified Employees and Classified
Personnel)



Academic and Non-classified Employees

  • Annual Leave - eligible academic and non-classified employees may choose to accrue their annual leave under either the LSU Schedule or the Civil Service Schedule. An employee on an academic year basis (9-month appointment) does not accrue annual leave but does accrue sick leave.
    • Leave Accrual Selection Form - eligible employees must select an option within thirty days of their date of employment. The decision made is irrevocable.
ACADEMIC/NON-CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES
Years of Service
Option 1:
LSU Schedule
Option 2:
Civil Service Schedule
Less than 3 years
14 hrs/month*
8 hrs/month
3, but less than 5
14 hrs/month*
10 hrs/month
5, but less than 10
14 hrs/month*
12 hrs/month
10, but less than 15
14 hrs/month**
14 hrs/month
15 years and up
16 hrs/month**
16 hrs/month
*Total accumulation limited to 176 hour
**No limit on total accumulation


  • Sick Leave - eligible academic and non-classified employees accrue sick leave according to the following schedule with no limitation on total accumulation:
ACADEMIC/NON-CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES
Years of Service
Amount Accrued
Less than 3 years
8 hours/month
3, but less than 5
10 hours/month
5, but less than 10
12 hours/month
10, but less than 15
14 hours/month
15 years and up
16 hours/month

Classified Employees

  • Annual and Sick Leave - eligible classified employees accrue both annual and sick leave according to the following schedule with no limit on total accumulation:
CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES
Years of Service
Amount Accrued
Per Hour
Approximate Amount
Accrued
Per Month

Less than 3 years
.0461/hour
8 hours/month
3, but less than 5
.0576/hour
10 hours/month
5, but less than 10
.0692/hour
12 hours/month
10, but less than 15
.0807/hour
14 hours/month
15 years and up
.0923/hour
16 hours/month
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