Time Off & Time Away

Summer Hours and Compressed Workweek Policy  for  Staff

Authorized Time Away from Work

The following are considered authorized absences from work. 

  • Holidays
  • Personal Days
  • Vacation
  • Sick Time


Listed below are the traditional and floating holidays scheduled for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2024, and ends on June 30, 2025. 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, 2025 (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. We are also posting the Easter Holiday, Memorial Day and Juneteenth

Good FridayFriday, March 29th, 2024traditional holiday
Memorial Day Monday, May 27th, 2024traditional holiday
JuneteenthWednesday, June 19th, 2024traditional holiday
Independence DayThursday, July 4th, 2024
traditional holiday
Week of July 4thMonday, July 1st - Wednesday, July 3rd; Friday, July 5th, 2024
additional days in 2024
Labor DayMonday, September 2nd, 2024
floating holiday
Indigenous People’s DayMonday, October 14th, 2024
traditional holiday
Veterans DayMonday, November 11th, 2024
floating holiday celebrated
ThanksgivingThursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th, 2024
traditional holidays
ChristmasWednesday, December 25th, 2024
traditional holiday
Between Christmas and New Year’s DayThursday, December 26th, 2024 - Tuesday, December 31st, 2024
additional days
New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1st, 2025
traditional holiday
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMonday, January 20th, 2025
floating holiday
Presidents DayMonday, February 17th, 2025
floating holiday
Good FridayFriday, April 18th, 2025
traditional holiday
Memorial DayMonday, May 26th, 2025
traditional holiday
JuneteenthThursday, June 19th, 2025
traditional holiday

[1] 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 2024-2025 at the discretion of the College and does not create a precedent for future years.

Personal Days

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.

Sick Time

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 Leave please go to the dedicated Leaves page.

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