Summer Hours and Compressed Workweek Policy for Staff
- Summer Hours and Compressed Workweek Policy (PDF)
- Summer Hours -Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- Summer Hours - Employee Submit and Confirm Request for Time Off (PowerPoint)
- Managers -Managing Summer Hours (PowerPoint)
Authorized Time Away from Work
The following are considered authorized absences from work.
- Personal Days
- Sick Time
Listed below are the traditional and floating holidays scheduled for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2023, and ends on June 30, 2024. Floating holidays are awarded and available for use on the first day of the month in which the holiday falls. Please note that all floating holidays awarded must be used by June 30, 2024 (no carryover into the next fiscal year). We are also pleased to report that the College will observe additional days off during the week of Independence Day and also for the time between Christmas and New Year's Day1.
|Independence Day||Tuesday, July 4th, 2023||
|Week of July 4th||Monday, July 3rd; Wednesday, July 5th - Friday, July 7th 2023||
|Labor Day||Monday, September 4th, 2023||
|Indigenous People’s Day||Monday, October 9th, 2023||
|Veterans Day||Friday, November 10th, 2023||
floating holiday celebrated
|Thanksgiving||Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th, 2023||
|Christmas||Monday, December 25th, 2023||
|Between Christmas and New Year’s Day||Tuesday, December 26th, 2023 - Friday, December 29th, 2023||
|New Year’s Day||Monday, January 1st, 2024||
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Monday, January 15th, 2024||
|Presidents Day||Monday, February 19th, 2024||
|Good Friday||Friday, March 29th, 2024||
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 27th, 2024||
|Juneteenth||Wednesday, June 19th, 2024||
 Please note that the College may not always be able to grant additional days off during the week of July 4th and on the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day. This additional time off is granted for 2023-2024 at the discretion of the College and does not create a precedent for future years.
Effective July 1, 2021, all full-time staff members are eligible for three personal days with pay each fiscal year (July through June). The award of personal days for new hires will be prorated according to hire date and will be available to use after 90 days of employment. 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.
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.
The College has announced a new Sick Leave Policy, effective January 1, 2021. This change was made to coincide with the effective date of paid leave benefits now available for all employees under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (MA PFML), as well as the College’s new Supplemental Medical Leave plan available to benefits-eligible employees. For information about MA PFML and Supplemental Medical Leave, please review the MA PFML Pamphlet (PDF) issued by the College in December 2020.
The new policy provides all staff members with a guaranteed number of sick leave days each January 1st, meant to cover eligible absences such as occasional illness, doctor’s appointments, and the MA PFML elimination period.
Effective January 1, 2021, Sick Leave balances will be as follows:
- Full-time staff members will start the year with the greater of their existing balance or 7 days.
- Part-time staff members will start the year with the greater of their existing balance or 40 hours.
Regardless of how much Sick Leave an employee uses throughout the year, the employee will begin each future January 1 with the same starting Sick Leave balances set forth above.
All other aspects of the College's existing sick time policy, including the reasons for which sick time may be used, remain the same and will be interpreted and applied consistent with applicable law.
For more information, please refer to the sick time policy .
Additional policy information