Vacation and sick leave

This page explains the vacation and sick benefits available for City of Minneapolis employees.

Earning vacation

Most full-time City employees earn vacation according to the schedule shown below. You should check your collective bargaining agreement or Civil Service Commission Rules to find out the schedule that applies to you.

Review your collective bargaining agreement

Read the Civil Service Commission rules 

 

Employee's Credited Continuous ServiceWorking Days' Vacation per YearAccrual per 80 hour pay period
0 to 4 years 12 days 3.69232
5 to 7 years 15 days 4.61536
8 to 9 years 16 days 4.92304
10 to 15 years 18 days 5.53840
16 to 17 years 21 days 6.46152
18 to 20 years 22 days 6.76920
21 + years 26 days 8.00000

 

Earning sick leave

Most full-time City employees earn one day of sick leave for each calendar month worked. Sick leave may be used for the employee’s own illness, injury or medical appointments. Sick leave may also be used to care for members of an employee’s immediate family. Sick leave balances can be carried over from year to year. Employees who accumulate 60 days of sick leave may have the option to continue to earn sick leave or to receive partial cash payment for any sick leave accumulated in the preceding year above the 60-day minimum.

Temporary employees are not eligible for paid time off benefits such as vacation or holiday pay. However, a temporary employee may be eligible for sick leave per the Minneapolis Safe and Sick Time Ordinance. Eligible employees may accrue one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Employees may use accrued sick and safe time after their initial 90 days of employment.

Learn more about the Minneapolis Safe and Sick Time Ordinance

You should check your collective bargaining agreement or Civil Service Commission Rules to learn more about the sick leave benefits that apply to you.

Review your collective bargaining agreement

Read the Civil Service Commission rules

Contact us

Benefits Administration

Human Resources

Phone

612-673-2282

Fax

612-284-7989

Address

Public Service Center
250 S. Fourth St., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415