Annual Leave (Vacation)
Annual leave is accrued by eligible employees in pay status and is credited on the last day of the pay period. The accrual rate is prorated when on leave without pay and for part-time employees. Annual leave accrual rates start at 4 hours per pay period and increase based on months of service for USPS employees.
|Months of Service||Annual Leave|
|0 - 6||4|
|7 - 60||4|
|61 - 120||5|
Sick leave is accrued by eligible employees in pay status and is credited on the last day of the pay period. The accrual rate is prorated when on leave without pay and for part-time employees. Sick leave accrual rate for USPS employees is 4 hours per pay period.
Sick Leave Pool
Employees who join the Sick Leave Pool may request and receive up to 480 hours in a 12-month period for their serious illness or severe injury after using all earned sick, annual (vacation), personal holiday and compensatory leave. Members may be granted a lifetime maximum of 960 hours during their employment with FSU. The use of hours from the Sick Leave Pool is for a member-employee's serious or catastrophic health condition. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements to be accepted.
Each full-time USPS employee is entitled to one personal holiday each University fiscal year with appropriate accrual for less than full-time employment. The personal holiday will be credited to eligible employees on July 1 of each year to be taken by June 30 of the following year. The personal holiday must be used in full and cannot be split for use on multiple days.
Administrative Leave may be granted to USPS employees to cover absences from work for specific events such as: death of a family member, legal matters, military situations, natural disaster, emergency closing, and any other closing as authorized by the University President. With absences for these specific purposes, an employee is not required to use any type of accrued or earned leave to cover the absence.
The University offers up to six months of unpaid leave for the birth or adoption of a child. The parental leave may run concurrent with Family Medical Leave entitlements.
FSU provides paid holidays to all eligible salaried employees.
Family Medical Leave Act
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is available to all employees provided they have physically worked at least 1,250 in the 12 month period before the FMLA leave request and have worked for FSU a total of 12 months within the past 7 years. FMLA is an unpaid leave benefit for certain qualifying reasons that may provide up to 480 hours within a rolling year. Leave eligible employees may use accrued leave benefits to remain in pay status.