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Skidmore Employee Benefits Summary

Personal Time

How do I earn and use personal time?

With the permission of your immediate supervisor, personal leave is available to non-exempt employees  for those occasions when you must take blocks of time off from work for  personal reasons without using earned vacation for other than its intended purpose. Examples of appropriate uses of this benefit include such things as doctor appointments, house closings, extended bereavement leave, household moves, and other personal needs (these are examples only and not intended to be exhaustive). Personal time is not intended to extend vacation.

Three (3) personal days, to a maximum of 21 hours for those employees working a 35-hour workweek in a 12-month position, are credited on June 1 each year to continuing employees. Employees working a 40-hour workweek in a 12-month position are credited with 24 hours.

Full- and part-time employees hired after June 1 are credited with a prorated portion of personal hours. Personal time not used by May 31 is forfeited. Personal timemust be used in increments of 0.5 hours or greater.

Pay in lieu of time off is not permitted. Employees who terminate their employment do not receive payment for any unused personal time.

Who is eligible for Personal Time?

Regular full- and part-time non-exempt employees  hired for at least a nine-month appointment are eligible for personal time upon date of hire. Part time, temporary employees are not eligible for personal time or personal time accrual.