Annual Leave cut-off
In the month of April every year Payroll will cut-off all annual leave balances above 60 days. But it is only done once a year. So in June you could have a maximum of 65 annual days if you did not take any leave and your entitlement is 2.5 days per month.
Message from OHR Director Michael Liley regarding this policy:
‘What you may not be aware of, however, is the reason behind this particular policy. The source is actually the UN Medical Services, who wanted to avoid situations of over-work and burn-out (a lose-lose proposition for both the individual and the organization). While it may seem as if the leave deadline is a “stick” that punishes those with a large balance of unused leave, it might better be viewed as a “carrot”, an incentive to take our leave in a timely fashion to support both our personal well being and our effectiveness in the office.’