Paid Time Off

Vacation Leave
Vacation may be taken once an employee is eligible to use such accrued vacation. No vacation leave may be taken by a newly hired employee until he/she has been with the city continuously for a period of six months of successful employment in a full or part-time status. At that time the employee will have hours credited for each month of the primary evaluation period.

Part-time employees accrue 48 hours per year. Full-time employees who work 40 hours per week earn and accrue vacation leave as follows:

Accrual 1st-5th year 6th-10th year 11th-15th year 16-20th year More than 21 years
Yearly 96 132 156 192 216
Maximum 192 264 312 384 432

Medical Leave

It is the policy of the City of Manhattan to allow its full and part-time employees to accrue medical leave. Full-time employees are credited with four hours of medical leave per pay period based on 24 pay periods per year. Part-time employees are credited with two hours per pay period based on 24 pay periods per year (provided they are normally scheduled to work at least twenty hours per week). Medical leave for part-time employees may be accumulated to a maximum of 60 working days (480 hours). Upon termination, an employee with a minimum one year of employment with the city through 19 years of continuous service, is eligible for one-third of the employee’s accumulated medical leave up to a maximum of 320 hours. An employee with a minimum of 20 years or over of continuous service, will be eligible for one-half of the employee’s accumulated medical leave up to a maximum of 480 hours. 

Holiday Pay

The City of Manhattan offers up to 10.5 paid holidays each year: 

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day (and 1/2 day on Christmas Eve when Christmas falls on Tuesday through Friday).

In the event a holiday falls on a Saturday, the city will recognize Friday as the paid holiday. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the city will recognize Monday as the paid holiday.

Shared Leave

In the event an employee is required to use medical leave due to a serious injury or illness, he or she may receive a donation of medical leave hours from other city employees to compensate when his or her medical, vacation, and all other forms of leave are exhausted.