Sick to Vacation Re-bank for DROP Participants
The CS rules states that employees in the DROP program can convert sick time to vacation at any point, regardless of the balance; however, the employee must use the time immediately. Processing a request immediately to take the time out in the future does not fulfill this requirement – the time must be taken within the next day or so.
DROP participants cannot convert the time immediately prior to retirement as this does not constitute “taking” the time. Any sick balance will be paid out in accordance with the CS rule.