Vacation and Sick Leave
The University provides paid leave to administrators as described below:
All full-time administrators accrue 1.83 days of vacation/leave time for each full month of employment for a total of 22 days of paid vacation/leave in each year of employment. Part-time administrators accrue .9 days of vacation/leave time for each full month of employment for a total of 11 days paid vacation/leave in each year of employment.
Vacation/leave time accrues as of September 1st of each year and is prorated from the date of employment for the academic year in progress. Vacation/leave time may be taken in advance of accrual, subject to adjustment where applicable upon separation. All time accrued must be used by August 31st which represents the end of the academic year. Unused time is not carried forward to the new academic year.
In addition to paid vacation/leave time, the University has long-term and short-term disability policies for administrators and paid University Holidays, which days are published annually.
Vacation/leave time must be scheduled with and approved by the administrator’s department head. Requests for vacation/leave time should be submitted as far in advance as possible.
In the event of the separation of the administrator from employment with the University, unused vacation/leave time accrued as of date of termination will be paid in the final paycheck or shortly thereafter and advanced vacation/leave time will be adjusted as appropriate.
In addition to vacation/leave time, full-time administrators may also elect 2 floating holidays to be taken as religious holidays or during spring recess, in accordance with their supervisor’s approval and operating requirements of the department. These floating holidays may not be taken in half-days or hours.
Administrators may use vacation time for unscheduled sick leave. The University reserves the right to require medical documentation for sick leave in appropriate circumstances.
This policy does not form a contract of any kind and can be modified at the discretion of Hofstra University or in accordance with the law without notice.