Department of Management Services

Administrative Leave

All employees (Career Service, SES and SMS) may take administrative leave with pay for a variety of reasons with approval from your supervisor. Your pay for administrative leave time does not count toward overtime pay and is limited to the amount necessary to bring you to the full pay status for the work period, regardless of how much administrative leave is initially granted.

Time off is allowed for … If you … You may receive …
Athletic competition are an official delegate or athlete preparing for, and competing in World, Pan Am or Olympic-level sports time off with pay for up to 30 calendar days per year
Death in the family need to take time for the death of your spouse and upon the death of parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren of either you or your spouse time off with pay for up to 16 hours
Disabled veteran re-examination or treatment have been scheduled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for treatment/evaluation of a service related disability time off with pay for the doctor's appointment, up to 48 hours per year
Disaster service volunteering are a certified disaster service volunteer with the American Red Cross time off with pay for up to 15 working days in any 12-month period, when services are requested by the American Red Cross to provide relief services within Florida or authorized by the Governor and Cabinet to provide relief services within the United States
Examination or interview need to take a state employment exam or are interviewing for a position with the State Personnel System time off with pay for up to two hours
Facilities or office closure are ordered not to come in to work due to a declared state of emergency affecting the geographic area where you work (for example, a hurricane) or a local disaster affecting the building where you work (for example, a fire or burst pipes) time off with pay for the amount of time authorized by the governor or agency head
Formal investigation are under investigation by an agency for an alleged violation of a rule or statute for which dismissal is a penalty time off with pay during the investigation
Jury duty are summoned to serve on a jury panel time off with pay for each day of work you miss, not to exceed what you would receive for your normal workday
Mentoring take part in the Governor's Mentoring Initiative by participating in school or community volunteer activities time off with pay for up to one hour per week, not to exceed five hours per calendar month
Military Reserve and National Guard Training are a commissioned reserve officer, reserve enlisted personnel of the armed forces or a member of the National Guard ordered into active or inactive short-term training time off with pay for up to 240 hours per military year (October 1 - September 30)
Military service entrance exam are ordered to be examined for entrance into the military time off with pay on the day of the examination
Serving as a witness or giving a deposition in court or an administrative hearing (except for personal litigation or in the line of duty, representing the state as a paid witness) are subpoenaed as a witness or to give a deposition time off with pay and any witness fees for each day of work you miss
Visiting your child's school or daycare need time, for example, to attend a parent/teacher conference time off with pay for up to one hour per month
Voting choose to vote in an election during your normal work hours time off with pay for up to one hour, as coordinated with your supervisor

Your supervisor may ask for documentation to justify your use of leave for any of the above situations. Check with your agency HR office for more information on the use of administrative leave.