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How will the MOU cash out process work?

A mandatory cash out of excess vacation leave credits (i.e., all vacation leave credits over seven weeks) at the rate of 20% will take place each year over the five-year period from March 31, 2022, to March 31, 2026.

Excess leave credits will be calculated as of March 31, 2022.  A cash out of 20% of the excess leave will occur in the fiscal year commencing April 1, 2022.  As an example:

What if I want all of the excess vacation leave cashed out?

Under the MOU, a lawyer who does not wish to use up excess vacation leave or does not want to be cashed out at the rate of 20% per year may still request a cash out of 100% of excess vacation leave.  A request for a 100% cash out of excess vacation leave should be made to management.

What if there are problems with the completeness or accuracy of my leave data?

The Employer, in consultation with the member, may pause the mandatory 20% cash out in a given year, in certain situations where there is an issue with the completeness or accuracy of a lawyer’s leave data.  This could occur, for example, where a member employed by the DOJ accepts a position with the PPSC, and there is a delay in transferring leave data from one department to the other.