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Lehman College Human Resources

Full-Time Non-Teaching Instructional Staff


For persons employed full-time in the College Laboratory Technician title series, the HEO title series, the Business Manager title series prior to January 1, 1988, and all persons employed as Research Associates, there shall be 25 work days per year of annual leave.


Persons employed full-time in the College Laboratory Technician title series, the HEO title series, and as Research Assistants on or after January 1, 1988, shall accrue annual leave at the following rates:
Year of Service Monthly Accrual Yearly Allowance
Begining of the 1st year of service 1 day, 1 hrs., 45 min. 15 Days
Begining of the 2nd year of service 1 day, 2 hrs., 20 min. 16 Days
Begining of the 3rd year of service 1 day, 2 hrs., 55 min. 17 Days
Begining of the 4th year of service 1 day, 3 hrs., 30 min. 18 Days
Begining of the 5th year of service 1 day, 4 hrs., 05 min. 19 Days
Begining of the 6th year of service 1 day, 4 hrs., 40 min. 20 Days
Begining of the 7th year of service 1 day, 5 hrs., 15 min. 21 Days
Begining of the 9th year of service 1 day, 6 hrs., 25 min. 23 Days
Begining of the 11th year of service 2 day, 0 hrs., 35 min. 25 Days

Effective August 31, 1988, the maximum accrual of annual leave for members of the non-teaching instructional staff shall not exceed 45 working days as of August 31 of any year.

For more detailed information, refer to the PSC/CUNY Collective Bargaining agreement, Article 14 on Leaves and Holidays.

Sick Leave

Each year, you will earn 20 calendar days of temporary disability leave exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and authorized holidays and recesses. The unused portions of temporary disability leave can be accumulated to a maximum of 160 calendar days. Sick leave is earned only after a full month of service and no accruals are granted for service of less than a calendar month.

Unscheduled Holidays

There are 4 unscheduled holidays (personal days) during the period September 1–August 31 of each year. Unscheduled holidays may not be carried over to the next year.

Bereavement Leave

Employees may take up to 4 days for the death of an immediate family member as defined below:Immediate family shall be defined as spouse; natural, foster, or step parent; grand child; mother-in-law; father-in-law; natural, foster, or step brother; natural, foster, or step sister, natural, foster, or step child or any relative residing in the same household and effective January 1, 2004, the Domestic Partner of the employee and a child or parent of the Domestic Partner or any other relative of the Domestic Partner living in the same household.

Effective August 25, 2006, adjunct classroom teachers, teachers on multiple position assignments employed for a course, non-teaching adjuncts including full-time instructional staff on non-teaching multiple position assignments and adjunct College Laboratory Technicians including full-time instructional staff in adjunct college laboratory multiple position assignments may be excused for personal illness or personal emergencies including religious observance, death in the immediate family or similar personal needs which cannot be postponed for a period of 1/15 of the total number of clock hours in the particular session or semester. Request for such leave, where possible, must be made in advance, in writing. If it is not possible to make such a request in advance, the department chairperson or supervisor should be informed as soon as possible. The reason provided must be satisfactory to the chairperson or supervisor. Request in advance is not expected in cases of a death in the immediate family, as defined in Section 14.8, but employees covered by this section are expected to give advance notice to their department chair or supervisor of the need for the leave.