STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of all State Departments and Agencies
RE: Establishment of Uniform Leave Rules for all Exempt Employees
WHEREAS, there has been a lack of uniformity in leave rules applied by State agencies; and
WHEREAS, no statutory or other guidelines exist to assist agencies in achieving uniformity among all State agencies of leave rules for employees who are exempt, i.e. not covered by the Merit System; and
WHEREAS, certain language of the previous Executive Order, Executive Order Number Eighteen, relating to this subject has created some uncertainty; and
WHEREAS, it is desirable to establish uniform leave rules for all State agencies and exempt employees; and
WHEREAS, it is desirable to make these leave rules similar to the rules which apply to the senior "Classified Employees" under the Merit System:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order as follows:
1. Executive Order Number Eighteen is hereby revoked.
2. That State agencies are urged to follow the following guidelines for exempt employees:
(A) 18/4 work days per month (21 days per year) with maximum accumulation of 42 days.
(B) 11/4 work days per month (15 days per year) with maximum accumulation of 90 days.
() (i) All unused vacation pay.
(ii) Sick Leave:
(i) At retirement under the State Pension Law at the rate of one day's pay for each two days of unused leave.
(ii) If laid off without prejudice for lack of work, at the rate of one day's pay for each two days of unused leave.
() In the event of death of the employee, payment shall be made to his estate at the rate of one day's pay for each day of unused leave.
Approved this 2nd day of November, 1970.
(GREAT SEAL) RUSSELL W. PETERSON
Secretary of State