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Benefit Waiting Period


Employees must be employed for six (6) continuous months of State service before using vacation leave.

Sick Leave

There is no waiting period for sick leave.

Sick Leave Pool

Employees must have 12 months of State service before they become eligible for Sick Leave Pool.

Health Insurance

There is a 60-day waiting period for new hires and for rehires who have not continued their insurance coverage through Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), COBRA, or are currently covered as a GBP dependent.

ERS Membership

There is no retirement account waiting period for employees hired on or after September 1, 2015.

Additional Information

For additional information, please see:

Page updated: 08/24/2017