Faculty Handbook-4.2 Vacation Policy

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This section of the Faculty Handbook discusses vacation benefits for UAB faculty members.
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4.2 Vacation Policy

Vacation credit for full-time faculty on twelve-month appointment is earned at the rate of 1.833 days per month for a maximum accrual of 22 working days of vacation per year. Faculty members on nine-month appointments do not accrue vacation credit (Effective August 1, 2013). Nine month faculty, with vacation days accrued prior to August 2013, retain the existing bank of accrued vacation days until used or paid.

A maximum of 44 days’ vacation credit may be accumulated by full-time twelve-month faculty. Once the 44 days’ credit has been accumulated, the faculty member may continue to accrue non-reimbursable vacation credit, which will be transferred to sick leave credit if not taken during the calendar year of accumulation. (Effective July 1, 1996)

Faculty who are part-time regular employees earn vacation on a prorated basis of percent of FTE. Part-time faculty who are irregular employees do not accrue vacation.

Faculty members are not required to complete their initial six months of employment before being allowed to take accrued vacation.

Vacation records for all faculty who are eligible to accrue vacation are maintained in accordance with university policy for managing and tracking benefit time accruals.

Upon termination, a nine-month faculty member (for accrued vacation prior to August 2013) or a twelve-month faculty member may receive pay for unused accrued vacation which does not exceed the maximum of 44 days (Effective through December 31, 2014), 33 days (Effective January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015), or 22 days (Effective January 1, 2016). The vacation accrual record must be included with the termination documentation and must indicate the number of unused vacation days for which the faculty member is to be paid.