Time Off

Employees begin accruing paid time off hours immediately when they start work and, in most cases, can access this benefit immediately. Accruals vary by employee classification, FTE (full-time equivalent) and length of service. Holiday pay is also provided to employees who qualify.

ONA-Represented Employees

  • Between 192 and 288 hours of combined holiday and vacation per year
  • Up to 96 hours of sick leave per year

EXCEPTIONS: Must be at least a 0.1 FTE, and not a resource nurse, to earn vacation and holiday benefits.

AFSCME-Represented Employees

  • Between 96 and 192 hours of vacation per year
  • Up to 96 hours of sick leave per year
  • 8 paid holidays per year (pro-rated for FTEs less than 1.0)

EXCEPTIONS: Vacation and holiday benefits apply to all employees except temporary (no accruals) and flex staff.

Unclassified Employees- PERS Tier 1 and 2

  • Up to 176 hours of vacation per year
  • Up to 96 hours of sick leave per year
  • 9 paid holidays per year (pro-rated for FTEs less than 1.0)

EXCEPTIONS: Must be at least a 0.5 FTE, and not a temporary employee, to earn vacation and holiday benefits.

Please Note: (Non PERS Tier 1 and 2 Members): Effective January 2019, unclassified employees (faculty, research, unclassified administrative) will transition to a Paid Time Off system, replacing the current system of vacation and sick leave accruals. Under the new system, unclassified employees will earn up to 208 hours of PTO per year, which can be used for any absence, planned or unplanned. In addition, unclassified employees will accrue up to 64 hours per year into an Extended Illness Bank, which can be used for leave due to illness and other qualifying reasons. Paid holidays will remain the same.