Time Off

Below is general information from the Boston University Employee Handbook. For further details, please refer to the appropriate document.

Type Reason Length Eligibility
Vacation Time Accrued as a result of their employment at Boston University
Personal Days For the purpose of attending to personal business and emergency situations Variable Non-exempt employees who have completed three (3) months of continuous service
Unpaid Time Off Authorized absence from work without pay Variable After an employee has exhausted his or her applicable Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, available Personal Days, and available Compensatory Time Off
Compensatory Time Off Authorized paid absence from work Employees earn for hours worked on observed holidays and Intersession Closing days or during emergency closings of the University
Sympathy Leave When a death occurs in an employee’s immediate family. Immediate family members are the employee’s spouse, parents, parents-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandparents, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, children, and members of the same household. Up to three (3) days Employees are eligible for Sympathy leave upon hire
Jury Duty Authorized paid absence from work. To complete compulsory jury duty service in an established federal or state court