EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 98-23
EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 98-23
Unclassified State Employee Leave
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. MJF 96-79, signed on December 30, 1996, provides for rules and policies on
annual, compensatory, sick, special, military, and other leave for certain unclassified state officers and employees; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to replace the provisions of Executive Order No. MJF 96-79;
NOW THEREFORE I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority
vested by the Constitution and laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: Applicability
SECTION 2: Definitions. Unless the context of this Order clearly indicates otherwise, the words and terms used
in this Order shall be defined as follows:
SECTION 3: Full-time Employees. For each full-time unclassified officer or employee, each appointing authority
shall establish administrative work weeks of not less than forty (40) hours per week.
SECTION 4: Granting Leave
SECTION 5: Earning of Annual and Sick Leave
SECTION 6: Carrying Annual and Sick Leave Forward. Accrued unused annual and sick leave earned by an
unclassified officer or employee shall be carried forward to succeeding calendar years without limitation.
SECTION 7: Use of Annual Leave
SECTION 8: Use of Sick Leave
SECTION 9: Transfer of Annual and Sick Leave
SECTION 10: Disbursement of Accrued Annual Leave Upon Separation
SECTION 11: Disbursement of Accrued Sick Leave Upon Separation. An unclassified officer or employee shall
not receive payment, directly or in kind, for any accrued sick leave remaining at the time of their termination from
SECTION 12: Continuance of Annual and Sick Leave. An unclassified officer or employee shall receive credit for
all accrued unpaid annual leave and all unused sick leave upon reemployment by the state in the unclassified service
within a period of five (5) years from date of their termination from state service if the officer or employee's
reemployment occurs during the effective period of this Order.
SECTION 13: Compensatory Leave
SECTION 14: Use and Disbursement of Compensatory Leave While in Service
SECTION 15: Disbursement of Accrued Compensatory Leave Upon Separation
SECTION 16: Special Leave
SECTION 17: Military Leave
SECTION 18: Other Leave. An unclassified officer or employee serving in a position that earns annual and sick
leave may be eligible to use the following additional types of leave:
SECTION 19: Leave of Absence Without Pay
SECTION 20: Holidays
SECTION 21: Record Keeping
SECTION 22: Compliance
SECTION 23: Effective Dates. Unless specifically designated otherwise, upon signature of the governor, the
provisions of this Order shall be applicable to all current and future unclassified officers and employees and, as to
current officers and employees, be retroactive to noon on January 8, 1996. Any rights accrued to unclassified officers
and employees prior to December 30, 1996, pursuant to the provisions of Executive Order Nos. EWE 94-32 and 95-27, or pursuant to the provisions of Executive Order No. MJF 96-79 prior to the issuance of this Order, shall not be
adversely affected by the retroactive application of Executive Order No. MJF 96-79 or this Order. Executive Order
No. MJF 96-79 is terminated and rescinded. The provisions of this Order shall remain in effect until amended,
modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or until terminated by operation of law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the state of
Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 21st day of May, 1998.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State