Human Resources

Paid Leave Benefits

STAFF MEMBERS

Annual Leave

Regular full-time and part-time non-academic year staff working at least 20 hours per week are eligible for annual leave.  Annual leave may be used for vacation time or sick leave.  The amount of annual leave is based on the number of continuous years of employment at Cornish.

zero to two1.518
two to five1.9123
five or more2.3328
YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT:DAYS PER MONTH (NON-EXEMPT STAFF)DAYS PER YEAR (EXEMPT-STAFF)
zero to two1.518
two to five1.9123
five or more2.3328

Staff Holidays

Regular full and part-time staff working at least 20 hours per week receive 11 paid holidays plus 2 floating holidays.

Sick Leave for Academic Year Staff
Academic-year staff working at least 20 hours per week are eligible for the prorated equivalent of one work week of sick leave hours per academic year. 

FACULTY MEMBERS

Professional Leave

Core and Ranked Adjunct Faculty are eligible for five days paid professional leave per semester (prorated for a less-than full-time appointment). Leave must be approved by the Department Chair no later than three weeks prior to the leave and approved by the Provost no later than two weeks prior to the leave.

When five days of professional leave has been exhausted, pay for the hours in excess of five days will be deducted at the faculty member’s equivalent hourly rate of pay. Please use the Professional Leave Form.

Sick Leave
All faculty at FTE of 50% or greater receive a pro rata of paid sick leave hours equal to their departmental full-time teaching load. Core faculty may accumulate up to a total of twelve weeks of sick leave hours.

When the sick leave balance is exhausted, pay for the contact hours missed in excess will be deducted at the faculty member’s equivalent hourly rate of pay. Please use the Sick, Bereavement and Unpaid Leave Form.

Bereavement Leave
All faculty are eligible for up to five days of paid bereavement leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member, including that of a domestic partner (parent, spouse, domestic partner, child, mother- or father-in-law, grandparents, grandchildren, sibling, step-parents, sisters- and brothers-in-law). Please use the Sick, Bereavement and Unpaid Leave Form.

Absence Due to Cornish Business
All faculty who are absent from a class while away on college-sanctioned business will be paid for their class. Please use the Leave Form for Faculty on Cornish Business.