Leave Policies

Leave Policy for Classified Service Staff

The use of an unscheduled leave or annual leave day, must be requested and approved by your supervisor in advance. The request may be denied. Failure to follow procedures outlined by The Graduate Center and your department/program may result in your being considered absent without leave (AWOL) and being removed from payroll for the absence(s). Sick leave is to be used for personal illness only. For further stipulations regarding the use of leave for Classified Service Staff, please see the attached document or contact the Office of Human Resources at (212) 817-7700 or hr@gc.cuny.edu.

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Leave Policy for Non-Teaching Instructional Staff

Attached are the Annual and Sick Leave policies for Non-Teaching Instructional Staff who were hired after January 1, 1988. The Annual Leave cap is 45 days per year. If you are a Non-teaching instructional staff member or concerned about a leave for more than 5 days, the attached document will help you to further understand the policy on annual and sick leave accumulations and usage.

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Compensatory Time Agreement for HEO’s

In accord with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Office of Human Resources notified current and newly appointed Higher Education Officer (HEO) series employees of their status. Under the Act, employees whose positions are designated by CUNY as “Non-Exempt” may be considered for overtime pay if their work week exceeds 40 hours. Employees whose positions are designated as “Exempt” are not eligible for overtime payment. Teaching faculty positions are “Exempt” under the FLSA provisions. Article 24.7 of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC/CUNY) Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) contains additional provisions for overtime rates. Please be advised that since May 27, 2010, New York State instituted a moratorium on the scheduling of overtime hours. For additional information including the authorization of and reporting on overtime, please see the attached document or contact the Office of Human Resources at (212) 817-7700 or hr@gc.cuny.edu.

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Jury Duty

If you receive a subpoena to serve on Jury Duty, please notify Ms. Mamie Mark in the Office of Human Resources immediately for important information about jury service. As a state/local government employee, you are not eligible to receive per diems for New York State and local jury duty service. For more information regarding Jury Duty and your specific title, please read the attached document.

Jury Duty Memo June 2013 

Paid Parental Leave for Instructional Staff

Full-time Instructional Staff Members with at least one (1) year of service are eligible for eight consecutive weeks of Paid Parental Leave (PPL), which must be taken immediately upon the birth or adoption of a child. For further information regarding PPL, please see the attached document or contact the Office of Human Resources at (212) 817-7700 or hr@gc.cuny.edu.

Paid Parental Leave

Dedicated Sick Leave Policy

The Dedicated Sick Leave program enables individuals who are employed full-time on an annual salary basis to donate sick leave and/or annual leave for use as sick leave by a seriously ill or injured eligible employee designated by the donor. Eligible recipients may receive up to one hundred and twenty (120) days or six (6) months of paid sick leave, whichever is greater, in any one (1) program year (September 1-August 31), inclusive of the annual leave period for teaching faculty. Donated leave may be approved in increments not exceeding two (2) months. The Dedicated Sick Leave Program permits donations of annual leave and/or sick leave across campuses and titles. Various criteria, program requirements, and procedures apply. Please see the attached document for more information or contact the Office of Human Resources at (212) 817-7700 or hr@gc.cuny.edu.

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Dedicated Sick Leave