Benefit Waiting Period
Employees must be employed for six (6) continuous months of State service before using vacation leave.
There is no waiting period for sick leave.
Sick Leave Pool
Employees must have 12 months of State service before they become eligible for Sick Leave Pool.
There is a 60-day waiting period for new hires and for rehires who have not continued their insurance coverage through Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), COBRA, or are currently covered as a GBP dependent.
There is a 90-day waiting period for new hires and for rehires that have a break in service of more than one calendar month.
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