Suffolk University celebrates the holidays listed below during 2016. On the days listed below most of Suffolk University will be closed. However some staff may be required to work to meet their department’s operational needs.
Employees who have 17 ½ or more standard hours per week in a regularly scheduled position (not temporary) are eligible for paid holiday time.
Non-exempt employees who are required to work on a holiday (but not breaks) will be paid time and ½ their regular rate of pay for all hours actually worked on those days.
All employees who work 17-1/2 hours or more in a regularly scheduled position are eligible for paid vacation time.
Vacation time for administrative staff accrues monthly.
Annual Vacation Allowance:
20 days per year. Maximum of 30 vacation days may be accumulated.
Vacation for Part time employees is pro-rated in accordance with the regularly budgeted hours.
Annual Vacation Allowance:
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:
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, 2016, 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, June 27 and Friday, August 12, inclusive. To participate in the abbreviated work week schedule, you must: