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Leave and Holidays

The University recognizes that it is important for employees to have time away from work. In this section you will find the University Holiday Schedule and a brief description of some of our leave programs. For detailed policy information, refer to the Policy Resources section of this page.

Holidays

The University HOLIDAY SCHEDULE is as follows:
HOLIDAY
2013
2014
New Year’s Day
January 1, 2013
January 1, 2014
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
January 21
January 20
Spring Holiday
March 29 
April 18
Memorial Day
May 27
May 26
Independence Day
July 4
July 4
Labor Day
September 2
September 1
Thanksgiving
November 28
November 29
November 27
November 28
Winter Holiday
December 24

December 25
December 26
December 24
December 25
December 26
New Year’s Eve
December 31
December 31
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Note: For 2013, the State-provided Veterans’ Day holiday has been moved and will be observed on Dec. 31, 2013. For 2014, the State-provided Veterans’ Day holiday has been moved and will be observed on Dec. 31, 2014.

UNC Health Care employees may follow a different holiday schedule than the University.

FY14 Special Leave

The 2013 General Assembly awarded a one-time additional five days of special (vacation) leave effective July 1, 2013, to permanent full-time, leave-earning employees. Since nine-month faculty do not earn leave, they are not eligible for this leave. The leave will be pro-rated for part-time employees. Special Leave Policy (FY14 Leave)

Vacation & Sick Leave (Faculty)

Twelve-month faculty are entitled to 24 days of vacation leave and 12 days of sick leave per calendar year. The amount of annual leave is adjusted proportionately for part-time faculty members in covered positions who work half time (50% FTE) or more. Leave is earned on a monthly basis. The monthly earnings amount is equal to one-twelfth (1/12) of the annual leave accrual rate for each month the faculty member works or is on an approved least with pay at least half the working days of the month.
Nine-month faculty members do not earn either vacation or sick leave. They are eligible for paid serious illness and parental leave (see Leave of Absence section for additional details).

Vacation & Sick Leave (EPA Non-Faculty)

EPA Non-Faculty Employees are entitled to 24 days of vacation leave and 12 days of sick leave per calendar year. The amount of annual leave is adjusted proportionately for part-time employees in covered positions who work half-time (50% FTE) or more. Leave shall be earned on a monthly basis. The monthly earnings amount is equal to one-twelfth (1/12) of the annual leave accrual rate for each month the employee works or is on an approved least with pay at least half the working days of the month.
The Chancellor, Provost, Deans and Directors of major centers who are classified as EPA Non-Faculty Tier 1 Senior Academic and Administrative Officers are entitled to 26 days of vacation leave and 12 days of sick leave per calendar year.

Vacation & Sick Leave (SPA Employees)

Permanent employees regularly scheduled to work at least 20 or more hours per week, and who are in pay status for at least one-half of the days in a month, are eligible to earn leave. Permanent full-time employees (40 hours per week) earn vacation and sick leave according to the chart below. Employees who work less than 40 hours per week earn leave on a pro-rated basis according to the number of scheduled work hours each week. This chart reflects accrual rates as of January 1, 2011.
Years of Service
Vacation Leave
Annual Accrual
Sick Leave
Annual Accruals
0-5
112 hours
96 hours
5-10
136 hours
96 hours
10-15
160 hours
96 hours
15-20
184 hours
96 hours
20+
208 hours
96 hours

Shared Leave Program

The University has a voluntary “Shared Leave” program that allows one employee to assist another employee in the case of a prolonged medical condition that exhausts the employee’s available leave and would otherwise force the employee to be placed in leave without pay status, resulting in a loss of income and benefits.

Community Service Leave

The University recognizes the importance of community involvement and encourages employees to participate in volunteer activities by providing flexibility in work schedules and paid leave opportunities. Community Service Leave is a paid time off program for participation in the educational process of children through the high school level and to support other community service volunteer activities for non-profit organizations

Leaves of Absence

The University makes available a variety of leave programs for employees including:
·Civil Leave
·Faculty Serious Illness Leave
·Faculty Parental Leave
·Family & Medical Leave (FMLA)
·Family Illness Leave
·Military Leave
Please refer to the Policy Resource section for details concerning each leave program.
Policy Resources