Paid Time Off for Research Scientists

Vacation Time

Research scientists are entitled to one month’s vacation (20 working days) each appointment year (July 1 – June 30.) Vacation time can only be carried forward into a subsequent year, up to a maximum of forty (40) days, if approved by the research scientist’s department administrator.

All vacation time must be used before the research scientist’s termination date as any unused time will not be paid following the termination of an appointment.

Sick Time

Sick days are accrued at the rate of one (1) day per month, and can be carried forward to subsequent appointment terms up to a maximum of 130 days.

Personal Time

Research scientists are eligible for three (3) days of personal time each appointment year (July 1 – June 30). Personal time cannot be carried over to the following year.

If an appointment is less than full-time, vacation time, personal time, and sick time are prorated.

Recording Paid Time Off

Research scientists should discuss how best to maintain paid time off records with their department administrator.  The school’s annual appointment calendar (PDF) can be used to track vacation, sick, and personal days accrued and taken.