FEA is proud to announce a huge win from our Meet and Confer sessions (Virginia’s version of negotiations). Personal leave can now be taken up to 5 days per school year (increased from 3). Our advocacy has led to this positive change. We hope this leads to increased morale and an ability to use personal leave to improve your quality of life!
Increased Access to Personal Leave for less-than 12 month employees
“Effective 9/1/2015, less-than 12 month employees will be able to designate a maximum of 5 days each year of their sick leave balances as personal leave. The maximum in prior years was 3 days. All personal leave requests are subject to prior approval of principals/program managers to ensure the leave can be accommodated without disrupting classroom programming. Time and attendance reporting will remain the same as in past years. Updates to the sick leave regulation (4819) will be posted as soon as possible in support of this benefit improvement. More information is available at http://www.fcps.edu/hr/
benefits/index.shtml (What’s New) and our client service portal at HR Connection (http://hrconnection.fcps.edu) or our Client Service Center at 571-423-3000. For questions about Time and Attendance, please see firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-423-3332.”
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