Published: March 31, 2022

Anyone with a leave balance over the allowable amount for their employee classification on July 1 will lose excess hours during the annual leave sweep performed after the July payrolls.

University staff and 12-month faculty can carry up to 352 hours (44 days) of vacation leave from one fiscal year into the next. Classified staff carryover hours are determined by years of service with the maximum of 336 hours (prorated for part time). Classified leave rules are governed by the Colorado State Personnel Board Rules.

CU Boulder supports employees taking time away from work to focus on self-care, family, and overall health and wellness. Time away for employees can impact unit operations. Employees should work with their supervisors when planning for time off. We urge supervisors to look for flexible solutions to support employee time off.

Visit the Leave page on the HR website for additional information.