Hybrid Paid Time Off

Full-time employees covered by the VRS Hybrid Plan earn Hybrid paid time off (PTO). This paid leave is used for many different purposes such as vacation, during an employee or family member's illness or injury, and/or personal pursuits. Hybrid PTO is earned according to the schedule below.

Eight hours of Hybrid PTO is awarded at the time of hire and at the beginning of each subsequent calendar year. The remainder is accrued on a monthly basis according to the following chart:

Months of Service
Initial PTO AwardPTO Hours Accrued Per MonthTotal Annual PTO HoursMax Hours Carry-OverMax Hours Pay-Out
1-36810128192128
37-60812152228152
61-120814176264176
120-180816200300200
181-240818224336224
241 and over820248372248


If your anniversary falls on or before the 15th of the month, the Hybrid PTO leave you accrue per month increases in that month. If your anniversary falls after the 15th of the month, the Hybrid PTO leave you accrue per month increases in the following month. The anniversary date for leave accruals is based on your start date as a full-time employee.

Other absences with pay include holiday leave, funeral leave, court service, military leave, and injury leave. Total creditable service for full-time PTO accrual purposes shall be computed from the date of appointment or conversion to an eligible full-time position. Employees receiving Short-Term Disability under VLDP benefits do not accrue PTO while receiving Short-Term Disability payments. Refer to the Employment Policies and Procedures (PDF) manual for additional information.