Time Away from Work Programs

If you need to be away from work for a period of time, you may be eligible for a paid or unpaid leave of absence. You should contact the Office of Human Resources before taking any type of leave so they can explain your options during a leave and help you maintain your benefits. The types of leaves Ithaca College provides are as follows:

In the event of a death in the immediate family, employees will be paid for up to five (5) days of bereavement leave.
The College offers employees the opportunity to apply for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave due to the birth, adoption, or illness of an employee or immediate family member.
The College recognizes the civic responsibility of its employees to serve on juries or as a subpoenaed court witness.
Military leave is defined as a period of required active duty or training with the Armed Forces of the United States or any of its reserve components
Ithaca College understands the importance of allowing staff to take time off for rest, illness, or to attend to other personal needs.
An unpaid leave for staff and administrators will not begin until all vacation and personal leave have been used.
The College provides paid time off for regular, benefit-eligible employees engaged in certain short-term public service activities.
New York State law entitles employees who are eligible registered voters to take time off to vote if they do not have four consecutive non-work hours in which to vote.
In the event that you are injured at work this benefit provides income protection, medical, and survivor benefits for job related illnesses or injuries.