This Q & A is meant to answer questions the campus community may have regarding upcoming changes to Ithaca College’s Paid Time Away (PTA) policy.
Paid Time Away & Holidays
Changes to Paid Time Away
Vacation Time: Vacation time is front loaded as of the date of eligibility and at the beginning of each fiscal year thereafter for benefits eligible employees. Employees are granted between 15 - 22 days of vacation time each fiscal year. The amount of vacation paid time away an employee is granted is based on the benefits group, length of service, and average number of scheduled work hours per day. More specific information regarding Vacation Time can be found in the policy manual.
Personal Time: All benefits eligible employees are entitled to three times the number of hours in the employee’s average workday. Therefore, an employee who works 37.5 hours per week (7.5 hours X 5 days) and works 12 months of the year is entitled to 22.5 hours of personal leave each fiscal year. More specific information regarding Personal Time can be found in the policy manual.
Medical Time: Medical leave is intended to provide the security of continued income when an employee is absent due to illness or injury. The amount of medical leave an employee is granted is based on the average number of scheduled work hours per day and the number of months worked in the fiscal year. More specific information regarding Medical Time can be found in the policy manual.
Bereavement Time: In the event of a death in the immediate family, benefit eligible employees will be paid for up to five days of bereavement leave depending on family member. More specific information regarding Bereavement Time can be found in the policy manual.
Jury Duty Pay: The College recognizes the civic responsibility of its employees to serve on juries or as a subpoenaed court witness. More specific information regarding Jury Duty can be found in the policy manual.
Holiday Time: The holiday schedule is revised and reissued annually. The list of usual holidays include Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (2 days), Winter Holiday (5-7 days), Spring Holiday, and Memorial Day. More specific information regarding Holiday Time can be found in the policy manual.
2019/2020 Holiday Schedule
|Summer Hours||Fridays beginning May 24 - August 9, 2019|
|Independence Day||Thursday, July 4, 2019|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 2, 2019|
|Thanksgiving Break||Thursday, November 28 - Friday, November 29, 2019|
|Winter Break||Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020 (The College will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020)|
|Spring Holiday||Monday, March 9, 2020|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 25, 2020|
2020/2021 Holiday Schedule
|Summer Hours||Fridays beginning May 22 - August 28, 2020 (updated for this year only)|
|Independence Day||Friday, July 3, 2020|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 7, 2020|
|Thanksgiving Break||Thursday, November 26 - Friday, November 27, 2020|
|Winter Break||Thursday, December 24, 2020 - Friday, January 1, 2021 (The College will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021)|
|Spring Holiday||Monday, March 15, 2021|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 31, 2021|