Leaves of Absence
The University’s proposal reiterates that leaves available to students shall not be impacted by the Agreement. Student Employees shall remain eligible for Parental Accommodation (12 weeks without loss of funding), unpaid personal leave, and medical leave in accordance with the University’s established policies for doctoral students. In addition, the University proposal provides that Student Employees shall be granted up to three (3) days of bereavement leave and additional bereavement leave in appropriate circumstances. Student Employees also will be provided with a reasonable number of days of sick leave per semester without reduction in stipend and/or remuneration, which shall not be less than that provided by the New York City Earned Sick and Safe Time Act and the New York State Paid Sick Leave Law. Student Employees may be eligible for leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and the New York State Paid Family Leave Program.
The Union proposes that salaried student employees shall also be entitled to 12 weeks of fully paid leave for reasons related to care for an immediate family member who has a serious health condition or their own serious health condition that makes them unable to perform their job duties.