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6.9, Time Away From Work

NEW: Effective March 21, 2013, the sections of this policy called "Sick Leave" and "Health Care and Personal Leaves" have been combined into one section, available separately below, called "Health and Personal Leave." 

In addition, the "Catastrophic Leave" and "Vacation" sections have been rewritten and are available separately below.

Learn more about the changes to this policy in the Health and Personal Leave and Vacation FAQ.

Policy Statement

Cornell University provides time away from work to eligible employees for a variety of reasons. Time away from work must be approved and recorded in a manner that protects the interests of both the institution and its employees.

Entities Affected by this Policy

All units of the university, excluding the Weill Cornell Medical College

Policy Information

  • Responsible Executive: Vice President for Human Resources and Safety Services
  • Responsible Office: Workforce Policy and Labor Relations
  • Dates: Issued: October 1980; Last updated: April 7, 2014
  • Contact: Your local college or unit administrative office or the Office of Human Resources

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