Vacation & Time Off Policies

Full-time faculty are eligible for vacation time, sick days, leaves of absence, and other time-off benefits as described in these sections. Part-time faculty who work at least eight hours per week (.2 Full-Time Equivalent) are eligible for some time-off benefits as indicated in specific sections.

Full-time faculty are entitled to 20 paid vacation days per year.* Beginning with the anniversary date marking the 25th year of full-time employment, the entitlement for full-time faculty increases to 25 paid vacation days per year.

Faculty who are hired after the beginning of the year will be eligible for a prorated number of vacation days during that year.

Part-time faculty must be employed at least eight hours of work per week (.2 Full-Time Equivalent) to earn vacation days. The number of vacation days for which faculty are eligible will be a prorated portion of the full-time vacation day entitlement and will be based on the Full-Time Equivalent.

Unused vacation days cannot be carried over from one year to the next and are not payable upon termination of employment with the School.

Scheduling of vacation is at the discretion of your department Chair. Faculty should submit vacation requests sufficiently in advance to their respective Chair or designee so that each request can be confirmed to be consistent with the department’s academic schedule and teaching, clinical, research, and administrative responsibilities.

*Departments may track days on either a calendar year (January-December) or academic year (July-June).

Full-time faculty are entitled to four free days per year.* Submit free day requests sufficiently in advance to your department Chair or designee so that each request can be confirmed to be consistent with the department’s academic schedule and teaching, clinical, research, and administrative responsibilities.

Faculty who are hired after the beginning of the year will be eligible for a prorated number of free days during that year.

Part-time faculty must be employed at least eight hours of work per week (.2 Full-Time Equivalent) to earn free days. The number of free days for which you are eligible will be a prorated portion of the full-time free day entitlement and will be based on your Full-Time Equivalent.

*Departments may track days on either a calendar year (January-December) or academic year (July-June)

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 of banked sick days.

Sick time is intended to be used only in cases of personal illness or injury. It is not 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 at least eight hours of work per week (.2 Full-Time Equivalent) to earn sick days. The number of sick days for which you are eligible will be a prorated portion of the full-time sick day entitlement and will be based on your Full-Time Equivalent.

Faculty who need to take time off for a personal illness or injury will use one day of their 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.

 

Please refer to the Human Resources policy section on the intranet. The Mount Sinai intranet is accessible on campus, or, if you are off-campus, only by using VPN to connect to your office computer.

 

 

 

Full-time faculty are entitled to one day off with pay upon the birth of a baby. This Parental Day should be taken on the day the child is born or within a reasonable time following the date of birth.

Faculty who experience a qualifying change in family status are permitted to make benefits changes within 31 days of the event. Go to https://mybenefits.adp.com or call 1-866-700-6762 to confirm that your event qualifies and to obtain details and instructions on initiating a benefits change.

To change your Federal income tax withholdings, modify you W-4 form on Sinai Central.

Full-time faculty are entitled to one day off with pay upon the adoption of a child. This Adoption Day should be taken within a reasonable time following the adoption of a child.

Faculty who experience a “qualifying change” in family status are permitted to make benefits changes within 31 days of the event. Go to https://mybenefits.adp.com or call 1-866-700-6762 to confirm that your event qualifies and to obtain details and instructions on initiating a benefits change.

To change your Federal income tax withholdings, modify you W-4 form on Sinai Central.

After 30 days of employment, full-time faculty are entitled to three days off with pay at the time of marriage. Marriage days must be taken consecutively.

To change your name, address or phone number, download a Change of Name/Address/Phone form (intranet) and send to Payroll at Interoffice Box 7500.

To change your Federal income tax withholdings, modify you W-4 form on Sinai Central.

Faculty who experience a “qualifying change” in family status are permitted to make benefits changes within 31 days of the event. Go to https://mybenefits.adp.com or call 1-866-700-6762 to confirm that your event qualifies and to obtain details and instructions on initiating a benefits change.

After 30 days of employment, full-time faculty are entitled to three days off with pay in the event of the death of a parent, spouse, child, brother, sister, grandparent, father-in-law or mother-in-law.

If the loss constitutes a “qualifying change” for benefits purposes, you will need to make your benefits changes within 31 days of the death. Go to https://mybenefits.adp.com or call 1-866-700-6762 to confirm that your event qualifies and to obtain details and instructions on initiating a benefits change.

To change your Federal income tax withholdings, login to Sinai Central to modify your W-4 form. 

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