SPOs will earn vacation hours of vacation benefit in every pay period. The rate of accrual of vacation hours is based on each SPOs years of continuous service that qualify for vacation credit. The formula for vacation accrual is as follows:
|Years of Vacation Service Credit||Hours of Vacation Accrual Per Weekly Pay Period||Hours of Accrual Per Bi-Weekly Pay Period||Hours of Vacation Per Year|
|0 through 5||1.54||3.08||80|
|Over 5 through 10||2.31||4.62||120|
|Over 10 through 20||3.075||6.15||160|
The maximum vacation accrual at any point in time will not be in excess of 2080 hours. When that limit is reached, however, no further accrual will be credited until the SPOs entitlement drops below the maximum.
Accumulated vacation accrual in hours will be indicated on each check stub.
One (1) or more full days of that week may be re-designated as personal illness in the case of 1) above or personal absence in the case of 2) above, subject to verification by the employee satisfactory to the President of MSA LLC or their delegated representative. Notification will be made to management at the time of hospitalization. Upon the SPOs return to work, the number of days so re-designated will be rescheduled as vacation.
The following formula will be used for purposes of determining the maximum number of personnel allowed off on vacation. For every five (5) SPOs per shift, one (1) SPO can be off with the exception of K-9.
When the training teams are not being used for training, they may be used as vacation relief as directed by their immediate manager or their delegated representative. For offering purposes, available slots will be split 50/50 between the training relief shift and the working shift.