Human Resources

Holidays and Vacation

Below is information regarding holidays and vacation time for National University faculty and staff.

Holidays

Full time (12-month contract) faculty personnel receive 20 days paid vacation for the university fiscal year September 1 through August 31.

Below are paid holidays for full-time employees:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving and the Friday following Thanksgiving
  • Winter holiday and the day after winter holiday

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Vacation

Vacation time is accrued on a per-pay-period basis and credited to an employee's vacation bank. Accumulated vacation hours start after successful completion of three months of continuous employment. Vacation time must be approved by the employee's supervisor prior to taking time off. The maximum time employees can accrue in their vacation bank is 200 hours.

Faulty, Deans, and Directors
Directors, deans and faculty receive four weeks of vacation on September 1 and do not accrue vacation time. Five days may be carried over into the next fiscal year, but must be used within the first 60 days.

Full-Time Employees
Vacation time is accrued per pay period according to the schedule below.

Length of Service

Vacation Earned Per Pay Period

3 months to 5 years

3.08 hours (approximately 2 weeks per year)

5+ years to 10 years

4.62 hours (approximately 3 weeks per year)

10+ years

6.16 hours (approximately 4 weeks per year)

Part-Time Employees
Vacation time is accrued per pay period according to the schedule below.

Length of Service

Vacation Earned Per Pay Period

3 months to 5 years

1.54 hours (approximately 1 week per year)

5+ years to 10 years

2.31 hours (approximately 1.5 weeks per year)

10+ years

3.08 hours (approximately 2 weeks per year)

Birthday

Full-time staff and faculty who have completed one full year of service are granted their birthday off with pay. If an employee's birthday falls on the weekend, he or she may take the previous Friday or following Monday off. If responsibilities preclude the employee from taking off his or her birthday, the day may be scheduled for an alternative date with their supervisor's approval. Upon separation of employment, the birthday holiday will not be paid out. A birthday holiday not used in the earned year cannot be accrued for later use.

Sick Time Accrual

After nine months of service, full-time employees accrue sick leave at the rate of one day per month. The maximum sick time an employee may accrue is 720 hours. 

Sick time is earned on a pay period basis and credited to an employee's sick time bank per pay period. 

Faculty

  • 0 to 2 years: 2.5 hours per pay period (8.125 days per year)
  • 2 years to 5 years: 3 hours per pay period (9.75 days per year)
  • 5 years and up: 3.7 hours per pay period (12 days per year)

Staff

  • 0 to 9 months: None
  • 9 months to 2 years: 2 hours per pay period (6.5 days per year)
  • 2 years to 5 years: 3 hours per pay period (9.75 days per year)
  • 5 years to 10 years: 3.25 hours per pay period (10.5 days per year)
  • 10 years and up: 3.7 hours per pay period (12 days per year)
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