Annual Leave Accrual: Effective July 1, 2001, all 12-month EPA non-faculty employees except Tier I Senior Academic and Administrative Officers (SAAOs) receive 24 days of annual leave per year.Therefore, “exceptional leave entitlements” are no longer available for such EPA employees. Annual leave for Tier I SAAOs remains unchanged at an annual rate of 26 days per year.
Annual Leave Payout: If an EPA non-faculty employee is employed for less than 24 months, the annual leave payout is limited to one day for each month worked, less the number of days of annual leave taken during the employment period.
Transfers of Annual Leave: UNC Charlotte has elected not to transfer annual leave for an outgoing EPA employee to another North Carolina state agency, and it will not accept annual leave from another state agency for an incoming EPA employee. Instead, EPA employees are “paid out” when they leave employment. This is consistent with the practice of other institutions in the UNC system.
Restructuring of University Policies 4 and 81: University Policy 81 now includes a list of all positions classified as Tier I SAAO and a hyperlink to a list of those positions classified as Tier II SAAO.Tier I and II SAAOs may elect optional retirement, whereas other EPA non-faculty employees do not have this choice. University Policies 64 and 81 are significantly abridged by including direct hyperlinks to the Board of Governors’ policies as “Attachments,” rather than repeating them verbatim in the text.