Upon separation from service, The School District of Philadelphia compensates employees for their unused personal leave, personal illness and vacation days that remain in an employee’s leave bank. The value of the compensation is determined by either management directive (for non-represented employees) or by collective bargaining agreements (for represented employees). Please follow the links below to the employee handbook to determine which rules apply. Employees terminating service under the age of 55 will be compensated via a live check. Employees who have reached, or will reach 55 years of age in the year of termination, will be compensated via contribution to a 403b/457b tax sheltered annuity plan.