CalVet Vacation Scheduling Policy


Our Union requested to meet and discuss with the Department of Veteran Affairs (CalVet) to establish written home-wide vacation scheduling procedures for Bargaining Unit 17 and Bargaining Unit 20, per the MOU sections 8.23.20 and 8.26.17. Leadership from each Bargaining Unit, along with Job Stewards from a handful of CalVet Homes, met over several months with CalVet management to establish an annual vacation bidding policy to be implemented at all eight Homes. 

The vacation scheduling policy sets the parameters for annual vacation bidding by classification.

For this year, the policy will go into effect on November 8, 2021. Otherwise, every year after the annual vacation bidding process shall commence on November 1 of each year.

Once the annual vacation bidding process is complete, employees will have the opportunity to request vacation ad hoc based on availability after the vacation schedule is posted by the first Monday in December. Ad hoc requests will be granted on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the Tuesday after the vacation schedule is posted.

Employees will be able to bid for vacation on their projected accrual of leave but must have accrued the leave by the time of their vacation dates, per MOU Article 8.1 Sections (A) and (B).

If there are any issues at any of the CalVet Homes with implementing the vacation bid procedures per the vacation scheduling policy, please contact the SEIU Local 1000 Member Resource Center- 866.471.7348 (SEIU). You can also reach out to your respective bargaining unit leadership by emailing or