Human Resources

Absences: Vacation, Sick, Personal

Absence Report

FMLA

See MWSU Policy Guide, Title “Absences”, Section 13.

Sick Leave

Faculty will accrue 8 sick leave hours per month during their regular academic contract. Additional sick leave hours may be accrued during June and/or July if faculty teach summer school.

Exempt and Non-exempt staff will accrue 8.67 sick leave hours per month.

Maximum accrual is 1,008 hours.

Vacation Leave

Exempt staff will accrue 13.34 hours of vacation on a monthly basis.

Non-exempt staff with 1-5 years of service will accrue 8 hours of vacation on a monthly basis.

Non-exempt staff with 6-10 years of service will accrue 10 hours of vacation on a monthly basis. Non-exempt staff with 11+ years of service will accrue 13.3 hours of vacation on a monthly basis.

Maximum accrual is two years accumulation.

Vacation leave is not applicable to Faculty.

Leave of Absence

Available upon approval.

Personal Days

Personal Days are provided for use by all Administrators, Exempt and Non-Exempt Staff employees for a maximum of two working days per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

An additional personal day will be provided (replacing the Birthday Holiday) after having served five (5) years of full-time continuous employment from their original hire date in a full or part-time regular budgeted position. For on-going regular employees, accrual takes place on July 1 of each year. New hires will be eligible for personal days on the first of the month following the completion of six months of continuous employment.

Unused personal days will not carry forward from year to year.

Personal Days is not applicable to Faculty.

Family Bereavement Days

All Faculty, Administrators, Exempt and Non-Exempt Staff will be eligible for a maximum of three (3) working days for bereavement per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) to be used in connection with the death of an immediate family member. Unused bereavement days will not carry forward from the previous year.

For purposes of this policy, an immediate family member is defined as follows:

  • Spouse;
  • Parents, including step-parents or in-laws;
  • Grandparents, including step or in-laws;
  • Child, including step, half or adopted;
  • Grandchild, including step, half or adopted;
  • Brother, including in-laws and step, half or adopted;
  • Sister, including in-laws and step, half or adopted; or
  • Any other relative residing in the same household as the employee.

Please refer to the Missouri Western Policy Guide for policy language.