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My HR Knowledge Bank

Welcome to My HR Knowledge Bank.  You will find frequently asked questions on all current HR Policies and procedures, links to all policies, useful forms, guidelines and toolkits.

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ANNUAL LEAVE

Can unpaid leave be taken in the school summer holiday instead of using up all the annual leave entitlement?

Unpaid leave should only be taken when annual leave has been exhausted. If more time off is needed after all the annual leave has been used, an application can be made to the Service Director who may consider unpaid leave, under the Leave of Absence Policy however there is no guarantee that this will be approved.

The Council's Leave of Absence Policy can be accessed here.

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Can unused annual leave at the end of March be carried over into the next leave year?

No, there is no automatic carryover of annual leave permitted.

However, in exceptional circumstances the Chief Officer may agree for a maximum of one week leave to be carried over which must be used by the end of April, as identified in the Annual Leave, Statutory Holidays and Time Off in Lieu Policy.

The Council's Annual Leave, Statutory Holidays and Time Off in Lieu Policy can be accessed here.

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How is annual leave recorded?

The manager will provide an annual leave card which states the leave entitlement; leave must be agreed with the manager before it is taken. The manager will record agreed leave on the card and will update Vision.

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I work part time but often work extra hours, what am I entitled to if I take a week's leave, should I receive extra days on my entitlement?

Annual leave is based on contracted days only, to be entitled to additional leave your contractual position regarding days worked per week would have to be changed.

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What entitlement is there for an employee who has a rest day on the bank holiday?

Any entitlement will be calculated according to the number of bank holidays affected and will be added to the annual leave for the year.

The Calculations Table shows how these are worked out.

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What is given for working overtime, time off in lieu or payment?

This must be agreed between the employee and manager before the hours are worked.

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What is the annual leave entitlement for term-time only employees?

The annual leave entitlement is built into the calculation used to work out the term time pay. The pay will reflect the leave and bank holiday entitlement, so there will no actual leave applicable.

The Term Time Calculation Sheet shows how this works.

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What is the annual leave entitlement if someone starts employment after 1st April?

The entitlement will be pro-rata for that year as identified in the Annual Leave, Statutory Holidays and Time Off in Lieu Policy.

The Calculations Table also provides details.

The Council's Annual Leave, Statutory Holidays and Time Off in Lieu Policy can be accessed here.

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What is the annual leave entitlement?

All employees are entitled to a maximum of 5 weeks for less than five years service or 6 weeks for more than 5 years service, as identified in the Annual Leave, Statutory Holidays and Time Off in Lieu Policy.

A holiday week will be based on the number of days contracted to work per week as per the Calculations Table.

The Council's Annual Leave, Statutory Holidays and Time Off in Lieu Policy can be accessed here.

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What is the annual leave year?

The annual leave year is between 1st April and 31st March as identified in the Annual Leave, Statutory Holidays and Time Off in Lieu Policy.

The Council's Annual Leave, Statutory Holidays and Time Off in Lieu Policy can be accessed here.

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