Paid Time Off/Holidays

Vacation

Vacation is available for all benefit eligible employees.  Vacation is accrued per pay period and can be used as soon as it is accrued.  Vacation does carry over from year to year.  The maximum vacation balance allowed is what can be accrued during a two year period.  Bargaining unit accruals are explained in the bargaining unit contract.  For more specific information, please refer to your employee handbook or bargaining unit contract.


Sick Leave

Sick leave is available for all benefit eligible employees hired on or after July 1, 2000 or non-exempt benefit eligible employees hired prior to July 1, 2000.  Sick leave is accrued per pay period and can be used as soon as it is accrued.  Sick leave does carry over from year to year.  The maximum sick leave balance allowed is 90 days for those hired on or after July 1, 2000 or 120 days for those hired prior to this date.  Bargaining unit accruals are explained in the bargaining unit contract.  For more specific information, please refer to your employee handbook or bargaining unit contract .


Salary Continuation

An eligible exempt staff member hired prior to July 1, 2000 or a full time faculty member may receive up to six months of salary continuation when on an approved medical leave of absence.  For additional information, please refer to the exempt employee handbook.


Family and Medical Leave

The University of Dayton recognizes that an employee may need time away from work because of certain major life events, such as becoming a parent, experiencing a serious health condition that causes incapacity or requires continuing treatment, caring for a family member who has a serious health condition or a service member with a serious injury or illness or needing time with a family member called up for or on active duty in the Armed Forces.  To balance these needs with the University's need to have employees available for work, the University of Dayton has established a policy in accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).  The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a federal law that helps employees balance work responsibilities with family and medical needs.  For the complete policy, please refer to the appropriate Benefits and Leave of Absence Handbook under the Leave of Absence Policies section.


Holidays

The University observes 15 holidays each year. The office of human resources, after reviewing the academic calendar, publishes the approved holidays prior to the beginning of each fiscal year.  Please refer to the bargaining unit contract for the holidays applicable to this group of employees.

2016-2017

2016-2017 Holiday Schedule (pdf)

2016-2017 Holiday Schedule including Government Dates (pdf)

The University is very pleased to announce that starting with the 2017-18 calendar, non-essential University employees will enjoy a full Christmas break between Dec. 24. and Jan. 1.

This change has been very carefully considered by the Office of Human Resources, President's Cabinet and the Human Resources Advisory Council, which has discussed creating a Christmas break for several years.

In developing the new schedule, the Office of Human Resources consulted with and worked to accommodate the holiday requirements of all units, including those working at government sites or covered under collective bargaining agreements.

Cari Wallace, HRAC member, said, "I really appreciate the University's efforts to ensure UD employees are able to take the time away from work to reconnect with family. I hope we will also encourage faculty and staff to unplug electronics and power down during the days away in order to save on energy costs during the closing. Seems like a win-win for UD."

To accommodate the Christmas break, the University will add one more paid day to the holiday schedule. Essential employees who must work during the break will receive other days off.

As most paid University holidays occur when classes are not in session, the academic calendar will not change.

More information including a full holiday schedule for 2017-18 can be found below.

As a Catholic and Marianist university, we are happy to be able to make this change to benefit our employees and their families and to support time off for their celebrations, travel and relaxation.

Troy Washington
Vice President for Human Resources

2017-2018

2017-2018 Holiday Schedule (pdf)

2017-2018 Holiday Schedule including Government Dates (pdf)

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