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definition of paid leave

Vacation Leave: Regular employees working half time or more are eligible to accrue paid vacation after six months of employment. Monthly accumulated hours will depend on the employee's union, level and vacation service months.

Sick Leave: Regular employees are eligible to accrue paid time off for illness. Employees paid bi-weekly accumulate four hours of sick leave each pay period, monthly accumulate eight hours of sick leave each pay period, and receive 12 hours for two months of the year. Time is credited at the end of each pay period.

Personal Leave: Regular full-time employees are given 24 hours of paid time per fiscal year to attend to personal matters. Regular three-quarter time employees are given 18 hours and regular half time support staff are given 12 hours. This time does not carry over to the next year. Employees hired or changed to regular status of half time or more during the fiscal year will be credited with personal leave of 24 hours if hired July - December 31. They will receive 12 hours if hired January 1 - March 31, and six hours if hired April 1 - May 31. No personal leave is granted to employees hired between June 1 - 30. Personal leave must be used in increments of one hour.

Family Sick Leave: Regular employees may use accrued paid sick leave credits to care for a member of the employee's immediate family or household who is ill. See chart for the number of hours available to employees based on union contracts, and review union contracts for specific definitions of immediate family and member of household.

Family Medical Leave Act: The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides job protection for employees who have a serious health condition, a family member with a serious health condition, qualifying exigencies or military caregiver leave that adversely impacts their time on the job. See the FMLA page for more information.

Funeral/Bereavement Leave: Regular employees working 20 hours or more a week will be excused with pay to make necessary funeral arrangements for a death in the immediate family. Please refer to union contracts for the time allowed for other members of the family or loved ones.

Jury Duty or Witness Duty: The University provides paid time off for an employee who is called to jury duty or is subpoenaed as a witness.

Holiday: Regular support staff are paid for nine holidays a year.
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