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Vacation and Personal Days

Vacation
Personal Days

Vacation

Vacation should generally be scheduled as a block of time based on operational needs. Staff may take vacation as it is earned with supervisory approval. However, it is recommended that vacation time for support staff be taken in no less than whole or half days. Vacation time for officers must be scheduled and taken in no less than whole or half days. As a supervisor or manager, you must be familiar with the full Vacation policy.

Note: Employees in a bargaining unit are governed by the provisions of their respective bargaining agreement. Employees’ rights and obligations under applicable collective bargaining agreements are not affected by the Vacation policy.

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Personal Days

Full-time employees earn up to three personal days, previously known as floating holidays, per year based on date of hire. For Officers, personal days must be used within 12 months of being earned. For Support Staff, personal days do not accumulate; they must be used within 12 months of the earned date. As a supervisor or manager, you must be familiar with the full Holidays and Floating Holidays policy.

Morningside, Lamont-Doherty, Harlem Hospital and Nevis full-time employees earn up to three personal days per year earned at the rate of one paid leave day for each four-month period worked from the date of hire.

Medical Center full-time employees earn up to two personal days per year earned at the rate of one paid leave day for each six-month period worked from the date of hire.

Note: Employees in a bargaining unit are governed by the provisions of their respective bargaining agreement. Employees’ rights and obligations under applicable collective bargaining agreements are not affected by this policy.

Important Notes:

  • Employees cannot "borrow" against unearned sick leave, vacation or personal days.
  • Personal days are not earned during a leave of absence. For information about personal days during leaves of absence, please review the policy on Leaves of Absence.
  • Employees must follow department guidelines on requesting personal days and must use personal days in no less than whole or half days.

For complete information on calculating and tracking personal days for officers, please refer to the Officers Time-Off Form guidelines in the Manager Toolkit.

For complete information on calculating and tracking personal days for support staff, please refer to the Support Staff Record of Hours Worked form and instructions.

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