For any questions concerning employee benefits please visit the Benefits FAQ page.
Full-time employees accrue annual leave based on years of employment. Employees working less than full-time but more than 1,000 hours per year in a regular salary position accrue annual leave in the same proportion as time worked. Employees working half time would accrue half of the annual leave time noted on the table.
|Years of Employment||Monthly||Annually|
|Through 3 years||1 day||12 days|
|4 through 5 years||1 day, 2 hours||15 days|
|6 through 12 years||1 day, 4 hours||18 days|
|13 through 20 years||1 day, 6 hours||21 days|
|Over 20 years||1 day, 7 hours||22.5 days|
For annual and sick leave calculations 1 day equals 8 hours.
Full-time employees accrue sick leave at the rate of one day for each complete month of service. Employees working less than full-time but more than 1,000 hours per year in a regular salary position accrue sick leave in the same proportion as time worked.
The Arkansas Department of Correction observes the following holidays:
|New Years Day||January 1|
|Martin Luther King||Third Monday in January|
|Robert E. Lee’s Birthday||Third Monday in January|
|President’s Day||Third Monday in February|
|Memorial Day||Last Monday in May|
|Independence Day||July 4|
|Labor Day||First Monday in September|
|Veteran’s Day||November 11|
|Thanksgiving Day||Fourth Thursday in November|
|Christmas Eve Day||December 24|
|Christmas Day||December 25|
|Employee’s Birthday||Employees are granted one holiday to observe their birthday.|
The Governor by Executive Proclamation may proclaim additional days at his/her discretion in observance of special events or for other reasons.
Catastrophic Leave Bank Program
Catastrophic leave is a bank of accrued annual and sick leave voluntarily donated by Department employees, which upon approval may used by employees who meet the catastrophic illness eligibility requirements.