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Leave Policies

Taking time to care for yourself and your loved ones is important to a healthy work-family balance. The following NYU policies are designed to support you with finding this balance.

Please note: This listing provides policy highlights only and other rules may apply. For a complete description of the benefits, please consult the office or website identified.

Dependent Care Sick Days

Available to Administrators, Professional Research, and Office and Technical Staff
Human Resources Division
Web: nyu.edu/about/policies-guidelines-compliance/policies-and-guidelines/paid-sick-days-and-disability-pay.html

Employees may use up to six (6) days of paid sick time leave when necessary for the care of your own sick child or the child of your registered domestic partner. Three (3) of these days may be used to care for a sick spouse, registered domestic partner, parent, sibling, parent-in-law, grandchild, or grandparents. Waiting periods and allowances apply.

Bonding Leave

Available to Administrators and Professional Research Staff
Human Resources Division
Web: nyu.edu/about/policies-guidelines-compliance/policies-and-guidelines/bonding-leave.html

For employees with 2 years service:
Provides for a paid leave following the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child. Eligible employees may request up to 6 weeks paid leave for primary caregiver immediately following the designated maternity disability period. Non-primary caregivers are eligible for 1 week paid leave following the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child.

Child Care Leave

Available to Office and Technical Staff
Human Resources Division
Web: nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/hr/documents/unioncontracts/local.pdf (PDF), page 26

For employees with 1 year service:
Following maternity disability, employees may take a leave of absence without pay for up to 45 calendar days to care for a newborn or adopted child. Up to 45 days of additional leave may be taken without pay, provided the total time away from work, counting both maternity disability and child care leave does not exceed 135 calendar days. The Child Care Leave may be taken immediately following the maternity illness leave taken in connection with the birth of the child, or within 12 months of the birth of adoption of a child.

Workload Relief Policy

Available to Faculty
Office of Academic Appointments
Web: nyu.edu/oaa

Permits one (1) semester of workload relief from classroom teaching and administrative committee work, or two (2) semesters of half relief from such duties based on the individual's yearly workload at full salary for the parent primarily responsible for the care of a newborn child, newly adopted child, or new foster care or guardianship placement. Will automatically result in tenure clock stoppage for one year. Workload relief counts as credit toward a faculty members' sabbatical leave.

Tenure Clock Stoppage

Available to Faculty
Office of Academic Appointments
Web: nyu.edu/oaa

Tenure Clock Stoppage will be automatically granted for up to two semesters for the parent primarily responsible for the care of a newborn child, newly adopted child, or new foster care or guardianship placement.

Tenure Clock Stoppage may also be granted for a cumulative maximum of two semesters during the probationary period for any one of, or combination of, the following personal reasons: primary caregiver of a child, parent, spouse / registered domestic partner in health crisis of extended duration; illness/disability leave; or personal leave.

Personal Leave of Absence

Available to Administrators, Professional Research, and Office and Technical Staff
Human Resources Division
Web: nyu.edu/about/policies-guidelines-compliance/policies-and-guidelines/leave-of-absence.html

An employee may request a leave of absence of up to three (3) months for personal reasons including care for newborn or newly adopted children. This type of leave is granted at the discretion of the person to whom the employee reports and must be approved by the Vice President for Human Resources.

Personal Leave of Absence

Available to Faculty
Office of Academic Appointments
Web: nyu.edu/oaa

Personal leave without pay may be granted at the discretion of the dean for a variety of reasons. Faculty members may be granted one or more full semesters of leave without pay for compelling personal reasons, such as care of a seriously ill child, parent, spouse, or registered domestic partner. Leave by either parent for the purpose of taking care of a child or related activities, as distinguished from inability to work because of pregnancy or childbirth, is treated as personal leave.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Available to all Faculty and Staff
Human Resources Division
212-998-1242
Web: nyu.edu/about/policies-guidelines-compliance/policies-and-guidelines/family-and-medical-leave.html

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period for specified family and medical reasons. FMLA leave may or may not be covered by paid time off, depending on the circumstances. To be eligible for FMLA benefits, you must have worked for NYU for a total of 12 months and have worked at least 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months.

 

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