APPENDIX TO POLICY

Paid and Unpaid Leaves for Postdoctoral Associates (9546)

Eligibility criteria and details of provisions are found within the included policy links.

Postdoctoral Associates are eligible for paid and unpaid leaves of absence to include the following:

Type of LeaveSpecifics
Bereavement Leave At the discretion of the department, up to three workdays paid bereavement leave provided upon the death of an immediate family member. Leave granted for purposes of (1) attending the funeral services, ceremonies, and/or interment; (2) making necessary arrangement; (3) travel related to the death; and (4) bereavement time. Responsible administrators/supervisors are encouraged to make special arrangements to accommodate granting of this leave.
Court Appearance or Jury Duty Entitled to paid leave for jury duty. A copy of the court notice is to be provided to the responsible administrator/supervisor. Refer to the Administrative Policy: Military, Court, and Civic Duty Leaves.
FMLA May be eligible for up to twelve week's absence during a fiscal year for reasons of:
  • The employee's own serious health condition
  • The serious health condition of an employee's immediate family member; or
  • Caring for a newborn or newly-placed adopted child or foster child.

Refer to the Administrative Policy: Family & Medical - FMLA Leave.

Military Leave Entitled to fifteen days leave in a calendar year for active military duty; such leave falling within a paid appointment period is paid. Verification of notice to report for duty (including dates of leave) is to be provided to the responsible administrator/supervisor. Refer to the Administrative Policy: Military, Court, and Civic Duty Leaves.
Parental Leave Parental leave benefits provided if employed at the University for at least nine-months and an average of 20 or more hours of service provided per week. The following provisions apply: 1. A female may, upon request, take up to a six week leave with pay related to the birth of her child. This leave is for the purposes of child rearing and recovery associated with the birth. 2. A female may, upon request, take up to two weeks leave with pay and four weeks leave without pay related to the adoption of a child. 3. A male may, upon request, take up to two weeks leave with pay and four weeks leave without pay related to the birth or adoption of a child. 4. All parental leave time must fall within the term appointment and must be taken consecutively without interruption. Refer to the Administrative Policies: Parental Leave for Academic Employees and Family & Medical - FMLA Leave.
Sick Leave Provided up to 10 working days of paid sick leave for occasional or serious illness or injury to the employee, their dependent child at the percentage of their appointment for each appointment year. Healthcare provider's certification may be requested by the responsible administrator/supervisor verifying inability to work.
Vacation Leave Refer to the Administrative Policy: Vacation Leave for Faculty and Academic Professional and Administrative Employees for provisions.
Voting Leave Eligible for a paid leave of absence to vote in any state-wide general election or state-wide primary election, or in any election to fill a vacancy in the office of a United States senator or representative during the morning of the election day. Paid leave to vote will cover only those hours the employee is regularly scheduled to work and will be reasonable in relation to voting site location and distance. Refer to the Administrative Policy: Military, Court, and Civic Duty Leaves.

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