Operations and Procedures Manual

IP 1.12 Faculty and Exempt Staff Leave

Leave for faculty/exempt staff members is accrued and may be used in accordance with BP 3-60.  Northeastern employees must submit a Leave Request Form through Access Northeastern and have their supervisor’s approval prior to taking leave.  Should an emergency situation make it impossible to submit a leave form before taking leave, employee must notify their supervisor at the time of the leave. A completed leave form must then be submitted the first day the employee returns to work.  It may be required for absences of Faculty who miss an entire scheduled day on-campus will be charged for eight (8.0) hours.  The State of Colorado Medical Certification form, completed by a health care provider, is required when the absence is more than three consecutive full working days or the use of sick leave shall be denied in accordance with statute.  The form may be required for absences less than three days.  This form is used for both personal and family conditions.

BP 3-60- Faculty may carry over up to sixteen (16) hours of faculty personal leave from year-to-year. No more than thirty-two (32) hours of faculty personal leave may be used in any year and no more than sixteen (16) hours of faculty personal leave may be used in any week.

In accordance with BP 3-60, faculty members earn 90 hours of sick leave per contract year.  Of their sick hours:

  • 160 hours per year may be taken to care for an ill family member. 
  • 16 hours per year may be used for personal leave.

Other leave available to faculty/exempt staff as noted in BP 3-60 are:  jury leave, bereavement leave, military leave, K-12 leave, and leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (must meet eligibility criteria for FMLA)

Note:  Employees within the scope of BP 3-60 may only use bereavement leave in the event of the death of a wife, husband, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, nephew, niece, aunt, uncle, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law of the employee or the employee’s spouse, or a member of the immediate household.