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Time Off & Time Away

Authorized Time Away from Work

The following are considered authorized absences from work. For more detailed information please refer to section 4.20 Authorized Absences from Work in the College Employee Handbook (PDF).

  • Holidays
  • Personal Days
  • Vacation
  • Sick Time

Holidays

Holy Cross observes eight traditional holidays and four floating holidays each year.

Traditional Holidays

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Indigenous People's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Floating Holidays

  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Juneteenth

If one of the traditional holidays falls on a Sunday, it will be observed on Monday.

Schedule for Thanksgiving 2020

In order that College employees may enjoy some extra time with their families during Thanksgiving, the College has the following days off:

  • Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 (traditional holiday)
  • Day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 2020 (traditional holiday)

Schedule for Christmas 2020 and New Year's 2021 Holiday

In order that College employees may enjoy some extra time with their families during the holiday period, the College has the following days off:

  • Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 (additional day)
  • Christmas, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 (traditional holiday)
  • Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 through Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 (additional days)
  • New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 (traditional holiday)

Personal Days

Non‐Exempt

Non-exempt employees are eligible for three personal days with pay each fiscal year (July through June). Personal days will be available to use after 90 days of employment and completion of the introductory period review. Unused personal days may not be carried over to the next fiscal year, may not be taken after notice of termination is given and are not paid upon termination.

Exempt

Exempt may use up to three days of their sick time as Administrative Personal Time each fiscal year.

Vacation

The College has announced a new Vacation Leave Policy for FY2021 (DOCX), effective July 1, 2020. 

Non-Exempt Vacation Accrual

Non-exempt employees accrue vacation at the rate of .83 days per month of completed service. After seven years of continuous service the monthly vacation accrual rate increases from .83 days to 1.25 days for each month of service. After 15 years of continuous service the monthly vacation accrual increases from 1.25 days to 1.66 days for each month of service. If your position is less than 52 weeks, your vacation time must be taken within the budgeted weeks allotted to your position.

Exempt Vacation Accrual

Exempt employees accrue vacation at the rate of 1.66 days per month of completed service.

Sick Time

Exempt and non-exempt employees are eligible for sick pay as follows:

Full-time employees accumulate 1.25 days of paid sick leave for each month of completed service, up to a maximum total of 120 days. Sick days will be at full pay and, once accrued, may be taken for absences necessitated by a disabling illness or injury.

If you are going to be absent or late because of illness or any other reason, you must call your immediate supervisor or department head prior to your scheduled starting time to report your absence, the reason for it and date of expected return.