A: We are monitoring guidance from the federal and state government as it relates to protections provided to workers during these extenuating circumstances. Our current policies are listed below, but we may make changes to help accommodate our community’s needs.
Faculty members on full- or part-time contracts with at least one year of service are eligible for up to eight weeks of sick pay when absent for personal illness or certified disability. To activate this benefit, the eligible individual must contact the Dean of Faculty as soon as the need is known. This action is required of all faculty members when the time away from work duties during an academic semester will exceed one week.
Faculty members who have taught at the College for less than one year, currently teach less than 12 credits per year, or hold an adjunct position are not eligible for Paid Short-term Illness/Disability Leave. Such individuals may, however, qualify for unpaid leave, as required by law.
Staff can use accrued sick time for their own illness or for staying home with family members who cannot care for themselves. If sick time runs out, accrued vacation time and or floating holidays can also be used. During this pandemic period, negative balances in sick and vacation time will be allowed (your timecard won’t allow you to go into a negative balance for floating holidays).