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Vacation Accrual Rate

All TDCJ employees earn vacation hours each month based on total years of State employment. Vacation leave may be used after six months of continuous State service.

For purposes of computing vacation accrual rates for a working retiree who retired from state employment on or after June 1, 2005, months of state service include only the months of state service accrued after retirement.

Vacation Leave Accrual Rates
Years of State Service Monthly Accrual Maximum Carryover
0 - less than 2 8 hours 180 hours
2 - less than 5 9 hours 244 hours
5 - less than 10 10 hours 268 hours
10 - less than 15 11 hours 292 hours
15 - less than 20 13 hours 340 hours
20 - less than 25 15 hours 388 hours
25 - less than 30 17 hours 436 hours
30 - less than 35 19 hours 484 hours
35+ 21 hours 532 hours

Maximum Carryover

An employee's vacation balance over the maximum carryover converts to Sick Leave from one fiscal year to the next (September – August).

Additional Information

For additional information about these and other paid leave, please see PD-49, Leaves Other than Medical and Parental.


Page updated: 08/04/2017