Well, that’s great for you! My leave time increases with my years of service. I’m up to 96 hours sick leave and 108 hours of vacation now. At seven years (two years away) I’ll get more. I’m not sure where it tops out but the guys who are maxed out in leave benefits have like 20-25 days of paid vacation. We get 12 holidays a year and four of those are premium days. That means you get paid overtime plus your normal rate if you work the day. If you don’t work then you get a day off sometime during the month. They also throw in two personal days for religious holidays and your birthday (our birthday used to be a holiday) and we can earn two more days off if we use less than 24 hours of sick leave in a six month period.
I get a lot of days off throughout the year but since more than half of them are holidays I can’t exactly use them when I want.
We also have minimum staffing. My Bureau has nine beats. Our minimum staffing is seven officers. Today we have five because two called in sick. Neither of them is sick which is the frustrating thing, but they can’t deny you sick leave.