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For any questions concerning employee benefits please visit the Benefits FAQ page.

Full-time employees accrue annual leave based on years of employment. Employees working less than full-time but more than 1,000 hours per year in a regular salary position accrue annual leave in the same proportion as time worked. Employees working half time would accrue half of the annual leave time noted on the table.

Years of Employment   Monthly Annually 
Through 3 years 1 day 12 days
4 through 5 years 1 day, 2 hours 15 days
6 through 12 years 1 day, 4 hours 18 days
13 through 20 years 1 day, 6 hours 21 days
Over 20 years 1 day, 7 hours 22.5 days

For annual and sick leave calculations 1 day equals 8 hours.

Sick Leave

Full-time employees accrue sick leave at the rate of one day for each complete month of service. Employees working less than full-time but more than 1,000 hours per year in a regular salary position accrue sick leave in the same proportion as time worked.

Holiday Pay

The Arkansas Department of Correction observes the following holidays:

New Years Day January 1
Martin Luther King Third Monday in January
Robert E. Lee’s Birthday Third Monday in January
President’s Day Third Monday in February
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day First Monday in September
Veteran’s Day November 11
Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November
Christmas Eve Day December 24
Christmas Day December 25
Employee’s Birthday Employees are granted one holiday to observe their birthday.

The Governor by Executive Proclamation may proclaim additional days at his/her discretion in observance of special events or for other reasons.

Catastrophic Leave Bank Program

Catastrophic leave is a bank of accrued annual and sick leave voluntarily donated by Department employees, which upon approval may used by employees who meet the catastrophic illness eligibility requirements.

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Arkansas Department of Correction
P.O. Box 8707
Pine Bluff, AR 71611-8707
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