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Vacation and Sick Leave

Vacation Leave Accrual

Job Classification 0-5 Years 5-10 Years 10+ Years
Classified 8 hours per month 10 hours per month 13.33 hours per month
Contract 13.33 hours per month 13.33 hours per month 13.33 hours per month

Note:  An eligible employee working 20 hours or more per week, but fewer than forty hours, earns vacation time at the same ratio which the number of employed hours compares to full-time employment.

All new hires will be subject to a six (6) month probationary/orientation period during which time the employee will accrue vacation but cannot take Vacation Leave.  This applies only to new hires, not promotions/transfers of employees.  Employees who do not complete the initial orientation period will not receive any accrued vacation pay upon termination.

At no time may the vacation leave balance exceed one (1) year's accrual (96 hours, 120 hours, or 160 hours); the excess days will be forfeited.

Application for Paid Leave Form
Application for Paid Leave form is to be completed by all Contract staff and returned to HR to record any leave taken. Not required for Classified staff.

Parental Leave for Academic Faculty
For information regarding Parental Leave for the Academic faculty, please view the Faculty and Contact Staff Handbook or contact Human Resources.

Sick Leave

All Full-time Employees 8 hours per month

Sick Leave is defined as the absence of an employee from work for one of the following reasons:

  • Because of a personal illness or injury which has incapacitated the employee from performing his/her duties.
  • An appointment with a physician, dentist, optometrist, or similarly recognized medical practitioner, hospital, or clinic if arranged in advance and provided it is not possible for the employee to schedule the appointment on his/her own time.  Such appointments are usually less than one-half (1/2) day in duration; therefore, an employee is expected to return to his/her job as soon as the appointment is concluded.
  • Tending to a member of the immediate family whose illness or injury requires the presence of the employee.  Immediate family is hereby defined to include spouse, children, siblings, parents or corresponding in-law relationships who are living in the same household, or if not in the same household, are totally dependent upon the employee for personal care or services on a continuing basis.