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.
Your local college or unit administrative office or the Office of Human Resources.
05/10/2021: Updated language in the Sick Leave (New York State) section regarding transfers.
02/25/2021: Removed interim status for interim Sick Leave (New York State) section; also updated definition of “graduate student” and added additional contacts for policy-related questions.
1/26/2021: In interim Sick Leave (New York State) section, updated accrual rate description. In Health and Personal Leave section, added more references to the interim Sick Leave (New York State) section.
1/14/2021: Updated expiration date for Military Leave Policy Amendments to December 31, 2021.
1/12/2021: In interim Sick Leave (New York State) section, revised definition of “student employee (hourly)”.
12/17/2020: To maintain compliance with the New York Paid Sick Leave law, updated Health and Personal Leave section, and added interim Sick Leave (New York State) section.
10/7/2020: Updated main policy document to add Juneteenth (June 19) as a permanent university holiday per President Pollack’s university statement.
09/21/2020: Updated main policy document to add "surrogate parent" and definition to the Funeral Leave section.
09/14/2020: Updated Voting Time section to add guidance for employees who work outside of New York State.
8/11/2020: Updated main policy document to add a link in the Related Documents section to this HR document: "Holiday Pay for Employees Regularly Scheduled to Work Weekends."
6/3/2020: Per updated New York State election law, Voting Time section has been reverted to the pre-2019 provisions regarding employee time off to vote (time off required only if working hours don’t allow sufficient time to vote).
2/25/2020: Updated Voting Time in accordance with New York State's amended election law, which now provides up to three hours of paid time off for employees to vote.
1/31/2020: Updated military leave amendment expiration date on page 17 of the main policy document.