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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.   

Summer Restorative Fridays: In recognition for the efforts of staff, full-time, benefit-eligible staff working during the summer months will be paid full days off on Fridays from May 27 through August 5, 2022. All non-exempt, benefits eligible, biweekly employees who work on a Restoration Fridays, will be compensated at their regular rate plus receive supplemental hours to use at a later date. These hours will expire four (4) months from the accrual date. Employees who are on medical leave will not have these hours converted to Summer Hours. Temporary and part-time workers, who are not benefit-eligible, are not entitled to the Summer Hours benefit. Student employees who work Friday’s will be paid at their regular rate for hours worked. More information on Summer Restorative Fridays can be found here. It is a general rule that official summer hours will begin the Friday after Commencement and end two weeks before the beginning of the Fall academic year. A notification will be sent to the campus each year identifying when summer hours will begin and end.

Holiday Time: The holiday schedule is revised and reissued annually. 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
Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2022
Juneteenth Monday, June 20, 2022
Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2022

2022/2023 Holiday Schedule

Labor Day  Monday, September 5, 2022
Thanksgiving Break Thursday, November 24 – Friday November 25, 2022 
Winter Break Saturday, December 24, 2022 – Monday, January 2, 2023 (The College will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2023)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 16, 2023
Spring Holiday Monday, March 13, 2023
Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2023
Juneteenth Monday, June 19, 2023
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4, 2023