Skip to comments.Obscene Benefits State of Wisconsin Employees Get
Posted on 10/14/2011 7:45:28 AM PDT by milwguy
VACATION: Vacation is earned from the first day of employment, but cannot be used until the employee has six months classified service. Full-time employees earn vacation based on the following table. Less than full-time employees earn vacation on a pro-rated basis.
Employee status under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Years of Service Non-Exempt Hours Earned Each Year Exempt* Hours Earned Each Year During first 5 104 120 5+ to 10 144 160 10+ to 15 160 176 15+ to 20 184 200 20+ to 25 200 216 25 and Over 216 216 * Some Exempt employees do not follow this table. Please contact the Bureau of Personnel and Employment Relations for specific position information.
PERSONAL HOLIDAYS: Employees are granted up to 36 hours (4-1/2 days) of personal holiday time each year. LEGAL HOLIDAYS: Employees have nine paid legal holidays per year:
New Year's Day (January 1) Martin Luther King's Birthday (Third Monday in January) Memorial Day (Last Monday in May) Independence Day (July 4) Labor Day (First Monday in September) Thanksgiving (Fourth Thursday in November) Christmas Eve Day (December 24) Christmas Day (December 25) New Year's Eve Day (December 31) SICK LEAVE: Sick leave is earned at the rate of five hours per bi-weekly pay period. Less than full-time employees earn sick leave on a pro-rated basis. Maximum sick leave earned is five hours per bi-weekly pay period. Unused sick leave accumulates from year to year. Upon retirement, unused sick leave, including a certain amount matched by the State, may be converted to credits to pay health insurance premiums
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Adding all the time off for vacation, sick time, 'personal holidays', and paid holidays and you get after ONE Year 44.75 days paid for doing nothing. That is equivelant to almost 9 weeks time off.
Yep, it is obsene. My ex works for the state and is constantly harassing me about voting democrat because he may lose his many benefits. It makes me crazy. I would love to have the paid time off that he has. I just loss 3 days of PTO because everyone in our household was sick. My hubby is deployed so I had to take the time off to take care of the kids. I get 2 weeks of vacation every year. Almost every year it gets depleted because of sicknesses or appointments. My hubby and I were really banking on finally having a vacation together next summer to reward ourselves for getting through this deployment. I dont think Ill have any vacation days left over once he gets back. Maybe I should go work for the state!
Can unused vacation time be converted to either additional service credit or increased salary for retirement? The vacation time is staggering. Combine the vacation time with civil service protections and it is surprising that any work gets done.
Retiring State Workers Converted Average of 43 Weeks Unused Sick Leave This Year
NOW I see how they have so much time to spend at the various "protests" they seem to be at all of the time...
They can take as much vacation as I get, and STILL have 6 weeks left over for protesting...