Paid Time Away & Holidays

Changes to Paid Time Away

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.

Vacation Time: Vacation time is accrued based on benefit group, length of service, and average number of scheduled work hours per day for benefits eligible employees. Accruals are also pro-rated based on the employees FTE (full-time equivalent) or percent full-time. 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.  

2021/2022 Holiday Schedule

Labor Day  Monday, September 6, 2021
Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 24 – Friday November 26, 2021 (Updated)
Winter Break Thursday, December 23, 2021 – Saturday, January 1, 2022 (Updated, the College will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 17, 2022
Spring Holiday Monday, March 14, 2022
Summer Hours Fridays beginning May 27 - August 5, 2022 (Updated, Full Day Fridays)
Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2022
Juneteenth Monday, June 20, 2022
Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2022