IMPORTANT SIDE LETTER REGARDING VACATION:
The parties agree to extend the 2020 vacation time usage period from March 31, 2021, to May 31, 2021. The parties will meet on or about May 1, 2021, to evaluate the feasibility of the May 31, 2021 vacation carry-over date.
Vacation time not taken in 2020 due to staffing needs and any requested time not granted will be carried over and permitted into 2021. Any carry-over time greater than the one-half (1/2) of accrued vacation hours currently allotted to be taken during the following year shall be taken no later than May 31, 2021.
Employees may request pay in lieu of vacation time off. St. Mary's General Hospital retains the right, however, to make the final determination as to whether pay in lieu of vacation shall be granted.