Dear Department Supervisors,
This is just a reminder to review and reminder your staff about taking their vacation days. Staff can carry over 2 weeks of vacation into the next calendar year so if your staff have yet to book vacation time, please encourage them to do so.
Staff should be taking their vacation days but if they are not able to take time off due to operational reasons, then you should work with your staff to identify when they can take time off, including several days in a row if needed, before the end of the calendar year. Otherwise, they will carry over more than 2 weeks of vacation into the next calendar year or if mutually agreed upon between you and your staff, you can pay the extra vacation time out to them so that they only carry over 2 weeks.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.