Leave Programs

The following summarizes the various leave programs available to benefits eligible employees.

Absence with Pay – Leave for Quarantine

All classified and unclassified employees are eligible but must meet the requirements. 


Cancer Screening Leave

Up to four hours per calendar year for all employees.  

Cancer Screening Leave Form

Jury Duty Leave

The employee is granted paid leave for required jury duty before a court, no accruals need to be charged.

When Eligible: Eligibility begins with the first day of employment.

Who Pays: The university pays for the employee’s salary while on approved jury duty leave

Military Leave

Employees receive full pay for either 22 business days or 30 calendar days, which ever gives the employee a better benefit. 

When Eligible: Eligibility begins with the first day of employment.

NYS Paid Family Leave

Employees are granted up to 12 work weeks of leave in a 12 month period for certain family and medical reasons. The employee is required to use all accrued paid leave toward the FMLA entitlement before being authorized leave without pay. Family members are limited to the employee, spouse, children and the employee’s parents.

When Eligible: Eligibility starts after 12 months of employment with the NYS and the employee has worked at least 1250 hours in the 12 months immediately preceding the date FMLA leave begins.

FMLA form for Employee Illness

FMLA for Family Member Illness

FMLA for Military Family Leave

Leave Donation
Voluntary Reduction in Work Schedule (VRWS)

Voluntary Reduction in Work Schedule (VRWS) is a program that allows employees to voluntarily trade income for time off.  For more information on the program and an application please see the following:

Bereavement/Family Sick Leave

There are no separate leave categories for bereavement leave and family sick leave.  However, employees may use up to the following number of days of accumulated sick leave credits per year for the death and/or illness of a family member. 

  • APSU - 15 days
  • CSEA - 25 days
  • NYSCOBA - 30 days
  • Management Confidential - 30 days
  • PEF - 25 days
  • UUP - 30 days