Many government employees are allowed to take vacation days that would otherwise have been lost due to a policy change by the HR department due to previous pandemic travel restrictions through 2022.

Instead of allowing employees to carry over vacation time accrued in the last two years (2020 and 2021) to 2022, the new HRD policy allows vacation time accrued in 2019 to be retained until 2022, said the gaming commission’s administrative director on Thursday. The agency has adopted the same policy for itself.

“So if you had an employee who’s had two weeks of vacation in the past few years, they could normally wear over four weeks. But in this case they could wear over six weeks.” Karen Wells said, adding that it has been difficult for the commission’s gaming agents to take time out during the pandemic.

In a memo outlining the policy and recommendation for adoption by the Gambling Commission, Wells and Human Resources Manager Trupti Banda said that “HRD has created a schedule of new deadlines for the use of this accrued free time that will enable the broadcast policy to normal in the calendar year 2024. “