Carnegie Mellon University

Faculty Time Away from Work

Faculty members are eligible for personal and professional leaves of absence. Faculty Leave Policies and Faculty Leave Applications are available at the Vice Provost for Faculty website.

In addition to faculty family leave, faculty members may have rights under the Family Medical Leave Act.

Other Considerations for Faculty Members

Library Faculty Vacation

  • 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.

Time Off for Special Faculty

Full-time special faculty on a 12-month appointment should refer to the Faculty Handbook for information on vacation day accrual.