Paid Time Off
Paid Time Off (PTO) provides regular, full-time staff members with days away from work with pay for vacation, illness, personal time or to care for dependents. Full-time staff members whose employment terms are for four months or less are not regular full-time staff members.
- Benefits-eligible full-time staff in California should refer to the California Staff Handbook [pdf] for their PTO guidelines.
- Full-time special faculty on a 12-month appointment should refer to the Faculty Handbook for their PTO accrual.
- See below for vacation information for library faculty.
- Employees working in New York City should refer to the New York City Sick Leave Act [pdf] for additional PTO guidelines.
- Employees working in California should refer to the California Paid Sick Leave Law [pdf] for additional PTO guidelines.
Paid Time Off Accrual Schedule
|Years of Service||PTO Days Earned
|Maximum PTO Days
Earned Per Year
|Up to & including year 3||
|beginning year 4||
|beginning year 8||
|beginning year 16||
- PTO should be scheduled in advance and approved by your supervisor, when possible.
- PTO is earned on an employment year basis, and is earned on the first day of each month.
- Unused PTO may be carried over to the next employment year, up to your annual PTO allowance. (Excess unused PTO will be placed into a reserve sick bank to be used during short-term disability.)
- PTO days are not earned during any leaves of absence. (If an employee is on a leave of absence the first day of a month, PTO will not accrue for that month.) Employees resume earning and accruing PTO on the first day of the month following their return to work. (If they return to work on the first of the month, they will resume earning PTO on that day.)
- An employee will be paid for earned but unused PTO (up to your annual entitlement) upon separation from the university subject to the provisions of the Policy.
- Employees may not use PTO before it has been earned without departmental approval. (Deficit PTO days will be deducted from the final paycheck.)
- Part-time employment years in which the employee worked at least 1,000 hours will count as one year of employment for PTO accrual purposes.
- University holidays, floating holidays and leaves of absence are not part of the PTO policy. PTO may be used concurrently with other types of leave.
- Librarians are eligible for 22 vacation days per year, which are earned monthly. You must be actively at work on the first day of the month (or first working day of the month) to earn vacation for that month.
- A maximum of 22 earned unused days may be carried over to the next year.
- A maximum of 22 earned, unused days can be paid at termination.