Time Off

VACATION time is accrued bi-weekly. Employees may accrue an unlimited amount of vacation time except if the balance is over 240 hours as of the last full pay period of the fiscal year, then any hours over 240 are forfeited.

Employees receive two PERSONAL DAYS in January, pro-rated based on full-time employment. 

SICK time is accrued bi-weekly up to 120 hours per year. The maximum that can be accrued is 960 hours. 


(years of service)

Annual Accrued
(based on benefited
years of service)

(months of service)

Annual Accrued
(based on benefited
months of service)


 160 hours


 80 hours


 168 hours


 120 hours


 176 hours


 160 hours


 184 hours


 200 hours

In the event that there is any inconsistency between this summary and any legal printed documents, including all plan provider legal documents, the legal documents govern. The benefit information provided is a summary of what we cover and what you pay. It does not list every service that we cover or list every limitation or exclusion. UMMS benefits, premiums, deductibles, and/or copayments/coinsurance may change at any time without notice. To get a complete list of services we cover, please call the health plan. Copies of plan summaries and the GIC Benefits Decision Guide are available in the Benefits Department or from the vendor(s). Also, copies of each health plan provider benefit summary are available at http://www.mass.gov/gic/sbc.