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Sick Leave Conversion - An Overview

February 2020 

Employees may elect to convert sick leave hours into vacation hours through the sick leave conversion process. 

In order to convert sick leave hours to vacation leave hours, you must:

  • Be a permanent employee, with a minimum of 30 days (240 hours) of accumulated sick leave.  
  • Have not used sick leave or family care leave during the previous calendar month.

 Conversion rates are based upon your sick leave balance and the number of hours you work per week.

For example, if you work 40 hours per week,* the conversion rates are:

Sick Leave Balance Conversion Rate 
240 hours to 750 hours 12 hours of sick leave are converted into four hours of vacation. 
751 to 1,500 hours Eight hours of sick leave are converted into four hours of vacation.
More than 1,500 hours Four hours of sick leave are converted into four hours of vacation.

* If you work less than 40 hours per week, please contact your DAS-assigned Human Resources Associate (HRA) to discuss your individual situation.

Please note sick leave will NOT be converted if:

  • Your accumulated sick leave is less than 240 hours in the pay period in which the conversion is made.  
  • You used sick leave in the prior month.

Contact your agency’s DAS-assigned Human Resources Associate for more information regarding sick leave conversion.