Faculty and professional staff earn accruals during the course of their employment in accordance with the UUP contract agreement with New York State.
Full-time professional staff earn vacation and sick leave credit on a graduated scale depending upon years of employment. On January 1 of each calendar year, accumulated vacation credits in excess of 40 days are forfeited. Sick leave may be accumulated up to a maximum of 200 days.
You must be in full-pay status for the major fraction of a month in order to earn vacation and sick leave credits for that month.
|Years of Service||Days Earned Per Month|
|0 – 1||1.25 days (15 days a year)|
|2||1.33 days (16 days a year)|
|3 – 5||1.5 days (18 days a year)|
|6||1.66 days (20 days a year)|
|7 or more||1.75 days (21 days a year)|
Part-time professional staff earn vacation and sick leave credit based on their annual salary. To accrue vacation and sick leave during each month, eligible part-time employees must be in a pay status consistent with their part-time schedule, or a major fraction thereof.
|Salary||Days Earned Per Month|
|Up to $13,243||.25 day|
|$13,244 to $19,981||.50 day|
|$19,982 to $26,718||1.0 day|
|$26,719 or higher||1.25 days|
Faculty do NOT earn vacation leave.
Full-time faculty earn sick leave credits on the same basis as full-time professional employees. Sick leave accrual rates for part-time faculty are based on the number of courses taught each semester.
|Number of Courses||Days Earned Per Month|
Faculty Use of Sick Leave Accruals
Section 23.4(h) of the Agreement between the State of New York and United University Professions states with respect to charges to sick leave accruals that: “when an employee is on sick leave, the employee shall not be required to charge sick leave credit for any day upon which the employee would not have been required to be available to work had the employee not been on sick leave.”
The Policies of the Board of Trustees state in Article XI, Title H, Section 2, that an employee’s professional obligation shall include teaching, research, university service, and other duties and responsibilities required of the employee during the term of the employee’s appointment.
Full-time faculty are expected to be available to perform their full professional obligation on a full-time basis, notwithstanding the fact that their physical presence on campus, e.g., teaching, may be on less than a full-time basis. Accordingly, full-time faculty who are absent by reason of a temporary disability are required to charge sick leave accruals for each day on which they are unavailable to work, i.e., five days in a workweek, and not just on those days they would be required to be present to meet classes.
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