HR Benefits - Leaves


Policy 529 – All administrative, managerial/technical, and faculty personnel on a fiscal (12 month) contract shall be able to earn twenty (20) working days of vacation annually, except that time shall be accrued at the rate of five (5) working day per quarter.  Administrative, support or managerial/technical employees on less than twelve (12) month contracts shall earn vacation on a pro-rated basis.


The College recognizes ten (10) paid holidays which include:

  • January - New Year's Day
  • January - Martin Luther King Day
  • February - President's Day
  • May - Memorial Day
  • July - Independence Day
  • September - Labor Day
  • November - Veteran's Day
  • November - Thanksgiving Day & the Friday after
  • December - Christmas Day
  • Floating Holiday to be determined annually by the College Governing Board

Sick Leave

All full-time employees shall accumulate leave at the rate of one day per month of service to a maximum of 120 days. Sick leave may be used for an employee or an immediate family member. 

Effective July 1, 1989 all employees will be paid 50% of leave accumulated after the stated effective dates when an employee with (5) five years of continuous full-time service leaves College employment, except when terminated for cause.

Personal Business

A full-time employee may be granted two (2) days of non-cumulative personal leave per fiscal year, for personal business. Supervisor’s approval will be obtained at least one day in advance, except in case of emergency. Such leave does not require an explanation unless both days are requested consecutively, or immediately prior to or following a weekend.


Employees who are currently on contract and whose services are not determined essential for operation during school closing receive the days between Christmas and New Years Day and the week of Spring Break off as paid leave.


Employees who are currently on contract may receive four (4) days of leave with pay in case of the death of an immediate family member. This includes spouse, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren. An employee may petition the College President for approval to use bereavement leave for other long-term relationships. An additional three (3) days may be used from sick leave if necessary.

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