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Human Resources


Time Off Policy

The following is a summary of vacation, personal days and sick leave policies for full-time administrators (including executives) and non-union clericals of Adelphi University.

Please note: Union employees are covered to the extent listed in their collective bargaining agreements.

Vacation Policy:

The University’s vacation policy for all full time administrators (including executives) who commence work on or after January 1, 1995 was revised effective September 1, 2002 to include non-union clericals and is detailed below. All vacation earned must be taken by August 31 of the academic year in which it is earned.

Amount of Service Number of Vacation Days Per Academic Year
Less than 6 months 0
6 months but less than one year Commence accruing 1.67 days per full month of service on the first day of the month after 6 months of employment (maximum of 10 days in the first academic year)
1 year and more  20 days per academic year accrued at 1.67 days per full month of employment

Personal Day Policy:

Administrators and non-union clericals are entitled to four (4) Personal days per academic year (September 1st through August 31st). Employees with less than one year of service accrue one (1) Personal day for each three months of completed service, up to a maximum of four (4) Personal days per academic year. Personal days cannot be carried over to subsequent years.

Sick Leave Policy:

Administrators and non-union clericals with less than one year of service accrue .83 days of sick time for each month of completed service, up to a maximum of ten (10) days per academic year. Employees with more than one year of service are entitled to ten (10) sick days per academic year. Up to four (4) unused sick days may be carried over into the following academic year, but, in no event, shall the total sick days exceed fourteen (14) during one academic year.

Accrual During Leave Policy:

No time (i.e. sick, personal and/or vacation) will accrue during any leave time (including disability leave).

Nothing in this summary may be construed as a contract with an employee, which can occur only by a specific written agreement between the University and the employee or where an employee is covered under the terms of a Collective Bargaining Agreement. The interpretation and/or application of these policies may be changed or modified by Adelphi University at any time, with or without notice. If there is any ambiguity or inconsistency between this summary and/or the benefits described therein and the applicable written policies of the University, the applicable written policies will control.

For further information, please contact:

Office of Human Resources
p – 516.877.3220
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