Vacation, Sick & Bereavement Leave

Vacation Leave

The University recognizes the importance of time away from work to relax, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy leisure activities. The University provides vacation leave to assist employees with their work/life balance and to reward years of service.

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Vacation will accrue as follows: 

Full-time Employee Vacation Leave Accruals

Years of Service Number of Days Annually Number of Hours Annually Hours Accrued Per Month Maximum Vacation Carry Over Days
0 through 4 years 12 96 8.00 15
5 through 9 years 15 120 10.00 15
10 through 14 years 18 144 12.00 15
15 through 19 years 20 160 13.33 15

Please refer to the Vacation section of the Personnel Manual for full details on use of vacation leave.


Sick Leave

The University provides paid sick leave to full-time, non-faculty employees to help protect against loss of earnings due to illness or injury. Sick leave is not intended to be used as a substitute for vacation days. Sick leave may be used to cover absences for actual periods of illness, medical, vision, or dental visits or medical emergencies in the immediate family. For the purposes of this policy, immediate family is considered spouse, children, parents, grandparents, siblings or other dependents living in the employee’s household.

 Sick leave is earned at the rate of one day per month beginning with the first full month of active employment. Sick leave cannot be used during an employee’s probationary period. There is no limit to the amount of sick leave an employee can accrue.

Download the Employee Leave Request Form

 

Please refer to the Sick Leave section of the Personnel Manual for full details on use of sick leave.


Bereavement Leave

Full-time employees, who work a minimum of thirty-seven and one-half (37.5) hours per week, may take up to five (5) days of paid bereavement leave upon the death of an immediate family member. “Immediate family members” are defined as an employee’s spouse, parent, stepparent, sibling, children, stepchildren, grandparent, or grandchild. Additionally, employees may take up to three (3) days of paid bereavement leave upon the death of an extended family member. “Extended family members” are defined as an employee’s spouse’s parent, spouse’s stepparent, or spouse’s sibling.

Download the Employee Leave Request Form

 

Please refer to the Bereavement Leave section of the Personnel Manual.