Article 14: Leaves and Holidays

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14.1 Prior to Summer 2006, the period of annual leave for full‑time teaching members of the faculty shall be from the day subsequent to the Spring commencement of each college until the thirtieth of August following such commencement or an equivalent consecutive period.

Effective August 25, 2006, the period of annual leave for full-time teaching members of the faculty shall be from the day subsequent to the spring commencement of each college until the third day, excluding Saturday and Sunday, preceding the thirtieth of August that follows such commencement, or an equivalent consecutive period.

14.2 a) For purposes of this section, service shall be deemed to include full‑time paid leave, except that staff members who have announced their intention to retire shall not accrue annual leave or earn or use unscheduled holidays while exhausting accrued Annual Leave and Travia Leave prior to retirement. Pro‑rata service credit shall be granted for any approved partial leaves of absence.

b) For persons hired after January 1, 1988, and appointed on or after the second day of any month, the second and all subsequent years of service shall be deemed to commence on the first day of the month following the anniversary date.

14.3 a) For persons employed full‑time in the College Laboratory Technician title series, the HEO title series, and the Business Manager title series prior to January 1, 1988, and all persons employed as Research Associates there shall be 25 work days per year of annual leave.

Persons employed full‑time in the College Laboratory Technician title series, the HEO title series, and as Research Assistants on or after January 1, 1988, shall accrue annual leave at the following rates:

During the 1st year of service 15 days
During the 2nd through 11th year 15 days plus one additional day for each year
of service and thereafter of service to a maximum of 25 days

b) For members of the instructional staff who, prior to January 1, 1988, are employed full‑time as Librarians or in the Registrar series and who continue to be employed as Librarians or in the Registrar series there shall be 30 work days of annual leave.

Members of the instructional staff who are employed full‑time as Librarians on or after January 1, 1988 shall accrue annual leave at the following rates:

During the 1st year of service 20 days
During the 2nd through 11th year 20 days plus one additional day for each year
of service and thereafter of service to a maximum of 30 days

c)(1) For instructional staff members who, prior to September 1,1998 were appointed or assigned full-time as Counselors or to other student personnel assignments, except those in the Higher Education Officer series, the period of annual leave shall be from the day subsequent to the Spring commencement of each college until the thirtieth of August following such commencement or an equivalent consecutive period.

Effective August 25, 2006, for instructional staff members who, prior to September 1, 1998 were appointed or assigned full-time as Counselors or to other student personnel assignments, except those in the Higher Education Officer series, the period of annual leave shall be from the day subsequent to the spring commencement of each college until the third day, excluding Saturday and Sunday, preceding the thirtieth of August that follows such commencement, or an equivalent consecutive period.

(2) Members of the instructional staff who are appointed or assigned full-time as Counselors or to other student personnel assignments on or after September 1, 1998, except those in the Higher Education Officer series, shall accrue annual leave at the following rates:

During the 1st year of service 20 days
During the 2nd through 11th year 20 days plus one additional day for each year
of service and thereafter of service to a maximum of 30 days

Effective August 25, 2006, instructional staff members who, on or after September 1, 1998, were appointed or assigned full-time as Counselors or to other student personnel assignments, except those in the Higher Education Officer series, will have the same number of annual leave days as instructional staff members appointed or assigned full-time as Counselors or to other student personnel assignments prior to September 1, 1998. The period of annual leave for such employees shall be from the day subsequent to the spring commencement of each college until the third day, excluding Saturday and Sunday, preceding the thirtieth of August that follows such commencement or, in the discretion of the college, shall be scheduled in no less than four-week periods, except for the last of such periods, which shall consist of the remaining number of days of annual leave. The number of annual leave days shall be equivalent to the number of days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, between the day after the spring commencement of the college until the third day, excluding Saturday and Sunday, preceding the thirtieth of August that follows such commencement.

Instructional staff members who, on or after September 1, 1998 but before August 25, 2006, were appointed or assigned full-time as Counselors or to other student personnel assignments, except those in the Higher Education Officer series, will have through August 24, 2006 to use any annual leave days that they accumulated pursuant to Section 14.3c) of the 1996-2000 and 2000-2002 collective bargaining agreements.

14.4 All employees in the College Laboratory Technician and HEO title series who were employed prior to September 1, 1969 shall suffer no loss or diminution of prior vacation privileges, except as provided in Sections 14.2a and 14.9 hereof.

14.5 All employees in the Business Manager and fiscal officer title series who were employed prior to the inclusion of these titles under the instructional staff shall suffer no loss or diminution of prior vacation privileges, except as provided in Section 14.9 hereof.

Members of the instructional staff who are employed full‑time in the Registrar title series prior to January 1, 1988 and who continue in Registrar series titles after January 1, 1988 shall continue to accrue annual leave at the rate at which it was accrued on December 31, 1987, as long as they remain in Registrar series titles or a HEO series title, except that if the employee is appointed to a higher HEO series title in the rank of Higher Education Associate or full Higher Education Officer, the employee shall accrue annual leave as though such employee had been in a HEO series title on December 31, 1987.

14.6 For non‑classroom personnel, attendance at professional conferences which are approved by the college and enhance the individual's professional performance and growth shall not be charged to annual leave.

14.7 For instructional staff personnel who are engaged in non‑teaching functions and who work a 35‑hour week (HEO, Research Series, Library Staff, College Laboratory Technicians, Registrar series, et al.):

Effective July 1, 1998, the regular holidays with pay shall be as follows:

(a) Independence Day ‑ July 4
(b) Labor Day ‑ First Monday in September
(c) Columbus Day ‑ Second Monday in October
(d) Thanksgiving Holiday ‑ Fourth Thursday in November, Friday following
(e) Christmas Holiday ‑ December 24 and 25
(f) New Year's Holiday ‑ December 31, January 1
(g) Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday - Third Monday in January
(h) Lincoln's Birthday ‑ February 12
(i) Presidents' Day ‑ Third Monday in February
(j) Memorial Day ‑ Last Monday in May

If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday which is not a regular work day it shall be observed on the Friday before or Monday following as designated by the college or by the University or, at the option of the University, may be designated as an unscheduled holiday, to be taken following the holiday for which it is substituted but prior to the end of the annual leave year, with the prior approval of the employee's supervisor. In addition, there shall be four unscheduled holidays in the period September 1 ‑ August 31 to be taken within the annual leave year, September 1 ‑ August 31.

14.8 Adjunct classroom teachers and teachers on multiple position assignments employed for a course may be excused for personal illness or personal emergencies including religious observance, death in the immediate family or similar personal needs which cannot be postponed for a period of 1/15 of the total number of clock hours in the particular session or semester. Request for such leave, where possible, must be made in advance, in writing. If it is not possible to make such a request in advance, the department chairperson should be informed as soon as possible. The reason provided must be satisfactory to the chairperson.

Effective August 25, 2006, adjunct classroom teachers, teachers on multiple position assignments employed for a course, non-teaching adjuncts including full-time instructional staff on non-teaching multiple position assignments and adjunct College Laboratory Technicians including full-time instructional staff in adjunct college laboratory multiple position assignments may be excused for personal illness or personal emergencies including religious observance, death in the immediate family or similar personal needs which cannot be postponed for a period of 1/15 of the total number of clock hours in the particular session or semester. Request for such leave, where possible, must be made in advance, in writing. If it is not possible to make such a request in advance, the department chairperson or supervisor should be informed as soon as possible. The reason provided must be satisfactory to the chairperson or supervisor.

14.9 It is the intention of the parties that all employees use their annual leave time within the annual leave year (September 1 through August 31) in which it is earned. In order to realize this objective, the parties mutually agree as follows:

a) Effective August 31, 1988, the maximum accrual of annual leave for members of the non‑teaching instructional staff shall not exceed forty-five (45) working days as of August 31 of any year; provided, however, that any staff member who as of August 31, 1987 has accumulated annual leave in excess of forty-five (45) working days shall have a personal accrual maximum equal to the number of days accrued as of August 31, 1987. The annual leave balance in excess of forty-five (45) working days or in excess of the personal accrual maximum as of August 31, 1987, will be deducted from the employee's accrual balance on each August 31, at the close of business, unless the procedure set forth below has been followed:

1) Not later than March 1, any employee who will have an annual leave accumulation in excess of forty‑five (45) days or in excess of the personal accrual maximum unless sufficient annual leave time is taken prior to August 31, shall submit to the head of the office a written request to use such excess annual leave before the end of the current annual leave year (September 1 through August 31). The office head shall, in writing, approve the annual leave request or, if the needs of the office so require, offer an alternate annual leave schedule within the current annual leave year.

2) If the head of the office has denied the request and has not offered an alternative plan or has not acted by April 1, the employee shall submit a written request to the senior executive(s) designated by the President of the College who will, in writing within 30 calendar days of receipt of the employee's request, approve the annual leave, provide an alternate plan for use of the excess time, and, if there are compelling institutional reasons, approve a carry‑over of excess annual leave time.

b) Should a staff member resign, retire, or die, the college will compensate the employee or the employee's estate for the actual balance on record as of the last date of employment. In the case of an employee whose original date of appointment to a full‑time position on the instructional staff is January 1, 1988 or later, payment shall be for not more than forty‑five (45) days or the actual accrual, whichever is less, unless an accrual in excess of 45 days has been approved in accordance with the provisions of Article 14.9.