(a) A contract specialist whose employment agreement is on a 12 month basis shall accrue annual leave at the rate of one working day for each full biweekly pay period during the tenure of his or her agreement, regardless of the amount of time worked during each pay period, except for periods of leave without pay,
(1) Provided that he or she is fulfilling all of the terms and conditions of his or her agreement in a manner satisfactory to ASPA and, if ASPA determines that his or her services can be spared, he or she may be granted leave upon his or her request at any time.
(2) He or she may be administratively required by ASPA to take leave at any time.
(3) At the expiration of his or her agreement, the contract specialist will be paid in a lump sum for a maximum of 60 days of unused, accumulated annual leave, computed at the salary then in effect.
(4) Only if it is for the convenience of ASPA, the contract specialist may elect to apply accumulated annual leave in total or in part in lieu of lump sum payment to an equivalent number of days' absence immediately preceding and extending to the expiration date of his or her agreement. He or she will not, however, be entitled to accrue annual leave while on terminal leave.
(b) The con tract specialist shall accrue sick leave with pay at the rate of one-half day per full biweekly pay period and may be allowed such additional sick leave without pay as ASPA at its discretion may deem necessary.History: Rule 11-84, eff 19 Dec 84, (part).