Paid Leave Benefits

Sick Leave

If you work full-time, you earn one working day of sick leave each month. Sick leave is accumulated to a maximum of 130 working days (1,040 hours). Sick leave is prorated for regular, part-time staff.

Vacation Leave

If your position is not exempt from the Fair Labors Standards Act, you earn paid vacation leave on the basis of the following schedule:

0-4 years of continuous employment
0.038462 hour x number of hours worked and/or paid leave hours (approximately 2 weeks/year for a full-time staff member)

4-9 years of continuous employment
0.057692 hour x number of hours worked and/or paid leave hours (approximately 3 weeks/year for a full-time staff member)

9-14 years of continuous employment
0.069231 hour x number of hours worked and/or paid leave hours (approximately 3 weeks + 3 days/year for a full-time staff member)

14 years of continuous employment and over
0.076923 hour x number of hours worked and/or paid leave hours (approximately 4 weeks/year for a full-time staff member)

If your position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act, you earn twenty (20) paid vacation leave days per year. The vacation leave accrual may fluctuate from pay period to pay period, based on the length of each pay period. Vacation leave is prorated for part-time staff.

Campus Holidays and Bonus Days

SCHEDULE

     REMAINING 2014 PAID HOLIDAYS

Thursday, November 27, 2014

     Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 28, 2014

     Bonus Day

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

     Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 25, 2014

     Christmas Day

Friday, December 26, 2014

     Bonus Day

Monday, December 29, 2014

     Bonus Day

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

     Bonus Day

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

     New Year's Eve

 

 

SCHEDULE

     2015 PAID HOLIDAYS

Thursday, January 1, 2015

     New Year's Day

Friday, January 2, 2015

     Bonus Day

Monday, January 19, 2015

     Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

Monday, May 25, 2015

     Memorial Day

Friday, July 3, 2015

     Independence Day

Monday, September 7, 2015

     Labor Day

Thursday, November 26, 2015

     Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 27, 2015

     Bonus Day

Thursday, December 24, 2015

     Christmas Eve

Friday, December 25, 2015

     Christmas Day

Monday, December 28, 2015

     Bonus Day

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

     Bonus Day

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

     Bonus Day

Thursday, December 31, 2015

     New Year's Eve

Floating Holiday

If you are a regular (non-temporary) staff member, on January 1 of each calendar year you will be granted a floating holiday, intended to supplement the days off provided as campus holidays and bonus days. If you are hired after the start of the calendar year, you will receive the floating holiday benefit on January 1 following your date of hire. If you are a staff member who is budgeted to work 1.0 FTE, you will be granted eight hours of floating holiday leave. If you are budgeted to work less than 1.0 FTE, you will receive a prorated number of hours (eight hours x budgeted FTE = number of hours granted).

Personal Business Appointments Leave

If you are a regular (non-temporary) staff member in a position that is FLSA non-exempt, on January 1 of each calendar year you will be granted up to eight hours of personal business appointments leave hours. Personal business appointments leave applies when staff members cannot schedule the personal business appointments outside of their normal or adjusted work schedules and includes the following:

  • Meeting a contractor at home, e.g., repairs, deliveries
  • Visiting a child’s school, e.g., school program, field trip, teacher/parent conference
  • Engaging in community service, e.g. volunteering at a child’s school, attending a non-profit organization training session, meeting or event
  • Meeting with a service provider, e.g., governmental agency, accountant, attorney, provider (Note:  Appointments with health care providers that can’t be scheduled outside of normal or adjusted work schedules are charged to sick leave)

Personal business appointments leave hours are subject to advance supervisory approval. The immediate supervisor shall give consideration to all relevant factors, including work requirements, the impact of the staff member's absence on others, the urgency of the reason for the request, the frequency of such requests, the possibility of adjusting the staff member’s work schedule, and the possibility of handling such business after working hours. Requests for time off during the work day should be made in advance whenever possible.

If you are hired after the start of the calendar year, you will receive personal business appointments leave hours on January 1 following your date of hire. If you are a non-exempt staff member who is budgeted to work 1.0 FTE, you will be granted eight hours of personal business appointments leave. If you are budgeted to work less than 1.0 FTE, you will receive a prorated number of hours (eight hours x budgeted FTE = number of hours granted).

Other Paid Leave

You are also eligible for other forms of paid leave time such as:

Bereavement Leave

You may request up to three working days off with pay to attend the funeral and/or to make funeral arrangements for a member of your immediate family or household. To attend the funeral of a relative who is not a member of your immediate family, you may request up to one day off with pay.

Jury Duty

The university encourages a staff member to perform his or her civic duty by serving when called to jury duty and protects a staff member's income to encourage this service.

Military Leave

The university recognizes the right of a staff member to perform services in the uniformed services and provides Military Leave for a staff member to perform his or her military duties.

Detailed descriptions of these and other programs can be found in the Staff Policies and Procedures Manual.

Find the Leave Request Form.