During the past two years, employees have been allowed to carry up to three times their annual accrual of the vacation time provided by UAB, UAB Hospital, UAB LLC and UAHSF — an exception to policy that was set to expire at the end of this calendar year. Now the exception is being extended once again.

Because pandemic-related restrictions on gathering and travel and tight staffing made it difficult for some workgroups to use paid leave, all UAB employees will be able to keep and rollover any excess vacation through the end of 2023 under an extension approved by UAB and UAB Medicine.

On Dec. 31, 2023, the total maximum accrual will revert to two times the annual vacation accrual, and beginning Jan. 1, 2024, any excess vacation will be converted to sick time to align with the Vacation — HR Policy 301. See table below for accrual details.

Accrual Rates for Vacation Time


*This change does not alter the maximum vacation payout.

— Posted September 7, 2022