Full-time faculty are allocated 30 days of paid sick time per year. Unused sick time may be carried over from year to year to a maximum accrual of 90 days (“banked” sick days).
Sick time is intended to be used only in cases of personal illness or injury. It may not be considered as extra vacation time, nor can vacation time be extended because of short-term illness that may occur after a vacation has started.
Part-time faculty must be employed at least .2FTE to earn sick days. The number of sick days for which they are eligible will be a prorated portion of the full-time sick day entitlement and will be based on their FTE.
Faculty who need to take time off for a personal illness/injury will have one day deducted from the accrued sick time for each of the first five days absent. If a faculty member requires more than five consecutive days off, a Medical Leave of Absence* will apply.
*The Medical Leave of Absence policy is posted on the intranet and is accessible either on campus, or off-campus if you use VPN to connect to your office computer. Click the yellow “HR Policy Manual” link (on the lower right section of the horizontal blue box) and go to Section 3.18 of the manual.
Note: All benefits and programs are subject to change from time to time in accordance with institutional policy. A full policy description is available on the intranet.
BeneFlex Service Center:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 6:00pm
For general questions call the Benefits Office, 212-731-7726.
For questions specifically about the 403(b) plan, call 212-241-8938.