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Paid Time Off - FAQ

...Current Employees



How much leave do I earn?


Leave accrual eligibility and rates are explained in the HR Manual .

Postdoctoral Fellows are eligible for sick leave.

Veterinary Interns, Clinical Psychology Interns, Fellowship Grant Trainees, Veterinary Residents, Graduate Assistants, Non-Student Hourly and Student Hourly employees are not eligible to accrue annual or sick leave.



When can I use my leave?


Leave earned during a month is available for use on the first day of the following month. For example, leave earned in June is available for use July 1st.

To the extent possible, all leave requests should be pre-approved by the employee’s supervisor and/or department head.



Can I borrow leave from future accruals?


No, leave cannot be used prior to earning it and an employee cannot have a negative leave balance. If an employee does not have enough accrued applicable leave to cover an absence, they will be placed in a Leave Without Pay status for those hours.



How much leave have I accumulated?


Your departmental HR liaison can provide you with a Leave Balances report which includes the most accurate and up-to-date information. The leave balances reflected in the HR System are approximately one month behind due to processing steps in recording leave taken. Leave taken during a month will not be included in leave balances until the 15th of the following month.



What is the sick leave advance?


Please review this list of frequently asked questions for: