Explanation of Earned Leave
- Local Personal (cumulative year to year up to 30 days) 5 days per year based on full contract year.
- State Personal (cumulative year to year) 5 days per year based on full contract year.
- Old State Sick (earned before 9/95) Only non-discretionary leave may be used for Old State Sick Leave
- Both non-discretionary and discretionary leave may be used for Local Personal and State Personal leave
Leave of Absence
Absences that exceed five days must be documented with a Leave of Absence application and cleared through the Human Resources Dept.
Leave entitlement balances may be viewed through Employee Access - Time Off. Absences will be posted as soon as your request is approved by your supervisor.
Definition of Terms
Personal or immediate family illness, emergency, or a death in the immediate family.
Leave taken at the individual employee's discretion with advance approval of the principal or supervisor, subject to limitations in DEC Local. Discretionary leave may not be taken for more than three consecutive days.
Spouse, son/daughter (biological/adopted/foster), son- or daughter-in-law, stepchild, legal ward, parent, stepparent, parent-in-law, sibling, step-sibling, sibling-in-law, grandparent/grandchild, any person who may be residing in the employee's household at the time of illness/death.