Long-term saving model
Employees are given the option to save hours of leave for a period of long-term leave.
The maximum number of hours to be saved is 148 hours per year; in addition to 76 non-statutory holiday hours from the current calendar year (the maximum that you can deploy for the CAO selection model pursuant to the CAO-NU), you can save an additional 72 hours. The 72 extra hours can consist of compensation hours from the current calendar year and/or non-statutory holiday hours from previous calendar years (non-statutory holiday hours only expire after 5 years).
Hours of leave can be saved for a period of no less than three and no more than five years.
The choice of saving variant and the planned period during which the hours will be taken must be laid down in writing and approved by the employee’s administrative manager. A copy of the agreement will be put into the employee’s personnel file. The form taking saved leave has to be filled out as soon as the employee decides to take the saved leave. Saving hours of leave always takes place in the context of the Selection Model.
Sabbatical leave is part of the long-term saving model.