Employees Represented by L2324

Vacation

  • An employee who has successfully completed the probationary period will be entitled to vacation during the term of this Agreement, as follows:
  • During the first two (2) years of employment, at the rate of five-sixths (5/6) of a workday for each month of service–i.e., ten (10) days per year.
  • After two (2) years of employment, at the rate of one-and-one-fourth (1-1/4) of a workday for each month of service–i.e., fifteen (15) days per year.
  • After ten (10) years of employment, at the rate of one-and-two-thirds (1-2/3) of a workday for each month of service–i.e., twenty (20) days per year.
  • All part-time employees will accrue vacation time on a prorated basis.
  • Employees hired on or before the fifteenth (15th) of a month shall be credited with a full month of service as of the end of the month; those hired after the fifteenth (15th) of the month shall receive no vacation credit for that month.
  • Vacation accrual shall be credited at the end of each month of employment.
  • Upon termination, an employee who has successfully completed the probationary period shall receive payment for all unused vacation time, including a pro rata accrual of vacation time based on the number of hours worked in the final month of employment.
  • An employee must request, in writing, vacation at least two (2) weeks in advance of taking vacation time. In unusual circumstances, Management may, in its discretion, shorten or waive the two (2) week request period. The University will respond promptly. Insofar as practicable, vacations shall be scheduled throughout the year at the time requested by the employees, and preference shall be given to applications for allotment of vacation time in accordance with relative seniority of applicants. The University, however, is exclusively vested with the right to make the ultimate determination as to when vacations will be scheduled and taken. In unusual circumstances, Management may, in its discretion, shorten or waive the two (2) week request period.
  • Vacation may accrue only to the maximum earned in a two (2) year period of employment and must be used during that period or be forfeited.
  • Up to ten (10) employees in the bargaining unit per year may be provided with one week of vacation pay in lieu of one week of vacation time off, when, in the judgment of the University, the employee(s) demonstrates that a financial hardship or emergency exists. This matter will not be subject to the grievance and arbitration provisions of the Agreement.

Sick Leave

Paid sick leave is available to employees who are absent from work due to illness or injury.

Employees may earn sick leave with pay at the rate of one (1) day for each full month of service to a maximum of 100 days.

Additional Sick Leave Accrual:

If you have a 35-hour workweek and a 12-month work year, you are eligible to save your current Sick Leave for next year. All part-time employees will accrue sick time on a prorated basis. See the chart below for the amount of Sick Leave that can be credited to your accrual on January 1 of the following calendar year.

Yearly Sick Leave Usage Additional Sick Leave Accrual
None 14 hours
1 day 10 hours
2 days 7 hours
3 days 5 hours
4 days 3 hours
5 days 1 hour
6 or more days None

Additional Sick Leave

If you completed five years of service and used up your sick leave, you may take additional leave according to the following schedule:

Years of Service Additional Sick Leave
6 years 1 week of pay @ ½ weekly rate
7 years 2 weeks of pay @ ½ weekly rate
8 years 3 weeks of pay @ ½ weekly rate
9 years 4 weeks of pay @ ½ weekly rate
10 years 5 weeks of pay @ ½ weekly rate
11 years 6 weeks of pay @ ½ weekly rate
12 years or more 7 weeks of pay @ ½ weekly rate

If your sick leave is due to a job-related illness or injury, speak with your supervisor or department head.  You may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation.

Personal Days

You are able to use up to two sick days as personal days. You must make a request 24 hours in advance, unless it’s an emergency.

For more information, please see the L2324 contract.