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Time and Attendance Questions

What holidays are designated by New York State?

Do I need to use the Holiday time that I've acquired within a certain period of time?

As a Classified employee, do I need to use my Personal Leave within a certain amount of time or can I accumulate it like I do with my Vacation and Sick time?

I've had a death in my family.  Do I have bereavement leave?

 

What holidays are designated by New York state?

Answer:

Unless required to work, employees are entitled to the following legal holidays as days off without charge to leave credits:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Lincoln's Birthday*
  • Washington's Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Election Day*
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

For employees in certain negotiating units, Lincoln's Birthday and Election Day have been designated as floating holidays.

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Do I need to use the Holiday time that I've acquired within a certain period of time?

Answer:

Employees are required to use holiday leave time within one year of the date earned or it is forfeited. Employees are not paid for unused holiday leave time.

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As a Classified employee, do I need to use my Personal Leave within a certain amount of time or can I accumulate it like I do with my Vacation and Sick time?

Answer:

Employees are credited with five days of Personal Leave upon appointment to State service, and each year thereafter on the Anniversary date of the appointment. Personal Leave is not cumulative and any Personal Leave credits remaining will be forfeited at the close of business on the day preceding the employee's Personal Leave anniversary date.

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I've had a death in my family. Do I have bereavement leave?

Answer:

For most employees, sick leave may be used for absences due to a death in the family.  The details of this answer vary depending on your bargaining unit.  For more information please visit our Leave Information web page, then click on your employment affiliation.


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Last Updated: 6/3/12