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Bonus Days

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First Published  :Wed May 13 13:15:49 GMT 2015
Last Modified  :Fri Jan 18 14:29:49 GMT 2019
Last Published  :Fri Jan 18 14:29:49 GMT 2019
Summary :  Describes what a bonus day is and who is eligible


Primary Information

    The below applies only to Staff, not Students or Temps; see the Faculty Affairs Handbook for the individual school for Faculty.

    Bonus days are earned by non-exempt, benefits eligible Staff for perfect or very good attendance. If the employee does not use any of his or her sick days in an anniversary year, he or she earns two (2) non-accruable bonus days for use as vacation or personal time. If the employee takes one (1) or two (2) sick days, he or she earns one (1) bonus day. Records of bonus time are kept in the department where the employee works.  
    Bonus days for perfect or good attendance are awarded at the anniversary date and must be used one year from anniversary date and they are not paid out at end of employment.

    Bonus days for good attendance are not to be confused with Bonus Days from the President, which are gifted on occasion but we do not have any sort of time frame or determination on when those days are announce, as this information comes from the President's Office. On 7/5/2018, President Monaco announced the following:


    TO: Faculty and Staff, All campuses

    FROM: Office of the President

    Dear Colleagues:

    I am sure many of you are already starting to make plans for this summer and the winter holidays, which offer a unique opportunity to spend time with family and friends, and a welcome chance to relax. I am pleased to announce that the university will give all staff the following bonus days off for calendar year 2019:

    • Friday, July 5, 2019
    • Monday, December 23, 2019

    In addition to the 2019 Holiday Bonus Days, we have one more remaining for 2018:

    • Monday, December 31, 2018

    In conjunction with the previously announced university holiday days off, these bonus days will provide long weekends. The bonus days will apply to all benefits-eligible Tufts staff. The provision of necessary services will require some staff to work on these bonus days. Supervisors will be in touch with those of you who need to come in that day, and will determine whether you can identify another day to take as a bonus day or will receive comparable pay. I appreciate your flexibility and understanding.

    Best wishes,



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