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Paid Personal Leave

Paid Personal Leave

Policy Statement:

The College shall provide up to twenty-four (24) hours per year of paid leave to full-time employees to be used for personal reasons as needed.


This policy applies to all full-time employees of the College.


Leave for personal reasons is permitted with the approval of the appropriate supervisor for up to a maximum of three (3) days (24 hours) per year.

Personal leave will not be accumulated from year to year. Twenty four (24) hours of personal leave shall be granted to each full-time employee who is on the payroll as of January 1 of each year and may be used only during that calendar year.

Personal leave for new employees hired after January 1 of each year will be granted on a prorated basis at the rate of two (2) hours for each full month of employment anticipated under their contracts.

Requests for personal leave should be submitted in advance if possible. Such leave shall not be used on the regularly scheduled workday that falls before or after a holiday or vacation period. The granting of leave shall be contingent upon arrangements being made with the appropriate supervisor to cover or reschedule any affected classes or scheduled work assignments during the leave period.

The reason for the personal leave does not have to be shown on the leave request; however, the employee's signature verifies that the time off is for a legitimate personal reason. Personal leave is designed for use when an employee has personal business that cannot be accomplished during non-business hours.


Employees and supervisors are required to be knowledgeable of the provisions of the policy and use it appropriately.

The Office of Human Resources shall administer the policy.

  • Last Revised: 08/04/2023