Time & Leave Benefits Summary – Higher Education Officer Series Employee

Annual Leave

Employees accrue annual leave monthly, based on years of service, as set forth below:

During 1st year of service: 15 days per year (1.25 days per month)

During 2nd – 11th year of service and thereafter: 15 days plus one additional day for each year of service to a maximum of 25 days.

Maximum accrual is 45 days. (50 days for employees in an Excluded Group).

Holidays and Unscheduled Holidays

Regular holidays with pay and unscheduled holidays are listed on the attached "Employee Holiday and Annual Leave Periods" sheet under "Group 1"

Unscheduled holidays are allotted at the beginning of the leave year (September 1) and must be used by the end of the same leave year (August 31).

The number of unscheduled holidays allotted for the year is listed on the Holiday Schedule. Newly hired employees receive a pro-rated amount of unscheduled holidays, based on their start date, during the first annual leave year of employment.

Temporary Disability (Sick) Leave

Employees are allotted 20 days per year and accrue on a monthly basis.

20 days/12 months per year = 1.667 days per month Maximum accrual is 160 days.

Employees absent from duty due to temporary disability (sick leave) must promptly inform their supervisor, who shall notify Human Resources should the leave extend beyond 5 working days. Temporary Disability leave of more than 5 consecutive work days (may) qualify as Family Medical Leave. In this instance, appropriate forms for Family Medical Leave (under the Family and Medical Leave Act) must be filed. 

Please contact the Benefits Office at 718-281-5027 for assistance. Please be advised that per CUNY rules, the Director of Human Resources reserves the right to request medical documentation at any time when there is a pattern of absenteeism.

Leaves for Special Purposes

Special leaves may be granted to members of the instructional staff for personal emergencies of not more than ten working days with pay at the discretion of the President. This leave is in accord with Section 13.3a of the CUNY Bylaws.

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Jury Duty

Employees who are required to serve on a jury, or are required to report to Court in person in response to a jury duty summons, or are required to report for jury examination, or to qualify for jury duty, shall receive their regular salary during such absences provided that they remit to the University an amount equal to the compensation received by them, if any, for jury duty. Submission of Certification of Jury Duty Service is required along with timesheet for time served to be honored.

Campus Cultural Centers

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The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.