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Personal Days

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First Published  :Tue Nov 25 23:38:55 GMT 2014
Last Modified  :Tue Feb 15 16:55:57 GMT 2022
Last Published  :Tue Feb 15 16:55:57 GMT 2022
Summary :  Reference for all constituents of Tufts with inquiries about personal time for employees at the University. Audience: Audience: All employees who are covered by the employee handbook, not by CBA or contract employment (Note: Faculty time off varies by school)


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    Staff: any benefits-eligible employee who has standard hours of 17.5 hours/week or more and is not otherwise covered by a collective bargaining agreement.  Postdoctoral scholars’ hiring practices are outlined in the postdoc handbook.  Faculty should refer to the by-laws of their primary school affiliation for guidance.

    Full-time Tufts employees receive two (2) personal days (per fiscal year, July 1-June 30) and is applied on 7/1 every year in the time off system. Part-time and part-year employees receive pro-rated personal days based on their regular work schedule. These days must be used each year and do not accrue. Unused personal days are not paid upon termination. When scheduling a personal day, employees are expected to give their supervisor sufficient notice.
    During the first year of employment, employees hired between July 1 and December 31 will receive two (2) personal days Employees hired between January 1 and March 30 will receive one (1) personal day awarded at date of hire. Personal days may not be utilized during the probationary period.
    You can visit the Tufts HR website and the Employee Handbook for information on the University’s policy for scheduling and recording your personal time. 

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