Employees who work 17-1/2 hours or more per week in a regularly scheduled position are eligible for paid holiday time. The University observes 13 holidays a year.
Employees are eligible for an additional 2 personal days after three months of employment.
Suffolk University celebrates the holidays listed below during the 2014 – 2015 academic year. On these days, most of the University will be closed, but some staff may be required to work to meet their department’s operational needs.
|Labor Day||Monday, September 1, 2014|
|Columbus Day||Monday, October 13, 2014|
|Veterans Day||Tuesday, November 11, 2014|
|Thanksgiving Break||Starts 1/2 day Wednesday, November
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
|Christmas Day||Thursday, December 25, 2014|
|New Year's Day||Thursday, January 1, 2015|
|Martin Luther King Day||Monday, January 19, 2015|
|President's Day||Monday, February 16, 2015|
|Evacuation Day||Friday, March 13, 2015 (Observed)|
|Patriot's Day||Monday, April 20, 2015|
| Memorial Day
||Monday, May 25, 2015
|Independence Day||Friday, July 3, 2015 (Observed)|
All employees who work 17-1/2 hours or more in a regularly scheduled position are eligible for paid vacation time.
Vacation accrues monthly. Vacation for part-time employees is pro-rated based on the employees’ regularly scheduled hours.
Annual Vacation Allowance: 20 days per year
* maximum of 30 vacation days may be accumulated
Vacation accrues monthly. For part-time employees, vacation is pro-rated in accordance with the regularly budgeted hours.
Annual Vacation Allowance:
Years 1 and 2 of employment = 10 days per year
After 2 years and up to 10 years of employment = 15 days per year
After 10 years of employment = 20 days per year
* maximum of 30 vacation days may be accumulated
Administrative staff are paid for occasional absences due to illness.
Support staff who are regularly scheduled to work 17-1/2 hours or more per week accrue sick time on a monthly basis. Part-time employees who work more than 17-1/2, but less than 35 regularly scheduled hours per week are eligible for prorated sick accrual based on the employee's regularly scheduled hours.
Annual sick allowance:
Years 1 and 2 = 10 days/year
Years 3 + = 15 days/year
*maximum of 90 sick days may be accumulated
All employees who work 17-1/2 hours or more per week in a regularly scheduled position, and all faculty who are at least half-time, are eligible for short-term disability leaves for prolonged illnesses or childbearing. This benefit is effective upon completion of one year of continuous employment.
For faculty and administrative employees, base annual salary will be continued during the short-term disability leave. For all other employees, payments are equal to 60% of normal weekly base salary. The short term disability leave payments begin upon the later of: a) 21 consecutive days of disability or b) exhaustion of accrued sick time.
For all faculty and all employees the maximum amount of paid leave is determined by the amount of time an appropriate medical authority states the employee is totally disabled (unable to work) and the employee’s length of service at the University. If employed for 12 or more months and up to 36 months eligible for up to 12 weeks leave. If employed for 36 or more months eligible for up to 26 weeks leave.
Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, employees who meet the Act’s eligibility requirements are eligible to take unpaid leave for certain reasons. An in-depth explanation of the FMLA is explained in the “Employee Rights and Responsibilities Under the Family Medical Leave Act.” For certain types of leaves the University requires that paid leave be substituted for all or part of a FMLA leave.
Again for summer, 2015, Suffolk University offers two schedule options for staff: an abbreviated work week and a voluntary time off program.
Abbreviated Work Week
Staff may be eligible to work a four-day work week between Monday, July 6 and Friday, August 14, inclusive. To participate in the abbreviated work week schedule, you must:
If you participate in the abbreviated work week you must:
Managers and other staff whose jobs include regular inter-departmental meetings are encouraged to take Fridays off when working an abbreviated work week to ensure operational continuity. Remember, administrative (exempt) staff are responsible for a body of work which may require working more hours than those noted above.
Voluntary Time-Off Program
During the summer, some offices/departments have a decrease in work load. Because of this, certain employees may be eligible to take from two to 11 weeks’ unpaid time off (or partially paid by using accrued vacation time) between June 1 and August 14, inclusive. To participate in the voluntary time off program, you must:
If you wish to participate in the voluntary time program you should first discuss it with your manager/chair and complete the form. Your manager/chair will review your request with your senior vice president/dean, who will make the final decision. While every effort will be made to accommodate all expressions of interest, there may be a need to compromise to meet staffing needs
Guidelines for Managers: