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Personal/Major/Family Medical Leave/Holidays


Personal Leave/Vacation

Personal leave with pay is earned by all employees who work one-half time or more, except nine-month faculty and student employees. Personal leave may be taken at times agreed upon by you and your department head or supervisor. Such time away from work with pay may be used for vacation, to care for a family member, or for any personal reason.

The following monthly and annual accrual rates are based on full-time employment.

Continuous Service

Accrual Rate Monthly

Accrual Rate Annually

1 month to 3 years

12 hours

18 days

37 months to 8 years

14 hours

21 days

97 months to 15 years

16 hours

24 days

Over 15 years

18 hours

27 days


Major Medical Leave/Sick Leave

Major medical leave time is earned by all employees who work one-half time or more, except student employees. Major medical leave time may be used for illness or injury of an employee or member of the employee’s immediate family (spouse, parent, stepparent, sibling, child, stepchild, grandchild, grandparent, son – or daughter in-law, mother – or father-in-law, brother – or sister-in-la) after the employee has used on e day of personal leave, compensatory leave, or leave without pay if the employee has no accrued personal leave. Nine-month faculty may use major medical leave for the first day of absence due to illness.

Employees other than Nine-Month Faculty

Continuous Service

Accrual Rate Monthly

Accrual Rate Annually

1 month to 3 years

8 hours

12 days

37 months to 8 years

7 hours

10.5 days

97 months to 15 years

6 hours

9 days

Over 15 years

5 hours

7.5 days

Nine Month Faculty

Continuous Service

Accrual Rate Monthly

Accrual Rate Annually

1 month to 3 years

13.33 hours

15 days

37 months to 8 years

14.20 hours

16 days

97 months to 15 years

15.40 hours

17 days

Over 15 years

16 hours

18 days


Family Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 was passed by Congress and became effective August 5, 1993. The act allows an employee who has been employed with the university for at least one year and who has worked at least 1250 hours during the past 12 months to take a total of 12 work weeks, paid or unpaid, leave. Leave is granted for any of the following reasons: (1) to care for the employee’s child at birth, or placement for adoption or foster care, (2) to care for the employee’s spouse, son, or daughter, or parent, who has a serious health condition, or (3) for a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the employee’s job. The employee may be required to provide advance leave notice and medical certification. Taking of leave may be denied if requirements are not met. The employee ordinarily must provide 30 days advance notice when the leave is “foreseeable”, and employer may require medical certification to support a request for leave because of a serious health condition, and may require second or third opinions and a fitness for duty report to return to work.

FMLA Poster

Holidays

The University observes the following holidays: Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Memorial Day. The President may add or delete special holidays.

 


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