The RF offers its employees a variety of leave options. Some are offered as paid leave; others are unpaid. Employment status also affects the availability of leave. Please see the individual leave policy to determine if you are eligible.
Leave of Absence Without Pay
You may be eligible for the following types of leave without pay: disability, child care and personal. Requests for leave without pay must be reviewed individually by your supervisor. For additional information, please contact your campus Benefits Office.
If you are called to active military duty, you will be paid for up to 22 work days or 30 calendar days, whichever is greater, during any one calendar year or any continuous period of ordered military service. After paid leave is exhausted, you may use accrued vacation, holiday or personal leave credit or be put on leave without pay for the period of your military duty.
You may be entitled to re-employment rights and retention of full seniority benefits for all prior service upon re-employment under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and the New York State Military Law.
You need to bring your military service orders to your campus Benefits Office for review prior to commencement of the leave.
Temporary employees may not be eligible for reinstatement following military leave, and reinstatement may not be required for other employees in some circumstances.
As with other leaves of absence, failure to return to work or to reapply within applicable time limits may result in termination of employment.
Effective August 16, 2006, spouses of members of the armed forces who have been deployed during a period of military conflict are allowed to take ten (10) days unpaid leave when that employee’s spouse is on leave from the armed forces.
Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
The RF will grant family and medical leave in accordance with the requirements of applicable state and federal law in effect at the time the leave is granted. No greater or lesser leave benefits will be granted than those set forth in the relevant state or federal laws. Read more to get a a summary of the relevant provisions.
New York State Paid Family Leave (NYS PFL)
The RF will grant paid family leave in accordance with the requirements of applicable state law in effect at the time the leave is granted. No greater or lesser leave benefits will be granted than those set forth in the relevant state laws. Read more to get a summary of the relevant provisions.
If you are called to jury duty, you will receive the necessary time off with full pay to fulfill this civic obligation. You should request jury duty leave from your supervisor in advance and provide him or her with the necessary documentation (jury duty voucher).
You earn accruals for vacation based on your date of hire, position classification, and employment status.
You may request to use vacation time after a six-month waiting period. Upon separation from RF employment, eligible employees will be paid for up to 30 days of accrued, unused vacation leave. Please contact your campus Benefits Office for additional information.
You earn accruals for paid personal leave based on your date of hire, position classification, and employment status. Personal leave is available for personal or family reasons other than illness. Please contact your campus Benefits Office for additional information.
You earn accruals for sick pay based on your date of hire, position classification, and employment status. Sick leave is available for an illness, a doctor/dentist appointment or to care for an ill family member. Please contact your campus Benefits Office for additional information.