College Closings and Leave
To be paid for the holiday or break, non-unit employees must be in paid status before and after the holiday or break in accordance with Board Policy #6HX-18-5.12.
|Observance||2020 Schedule||2021 Schedule|
|Martin Luther King, Jr.||January 20||January 18|
|Spring Break||March 2 - 8||March 8 - 12|
|Spring Development Day***||March 31||March 30|
|Spring Holiday||April 10||April 2|
|Memorial Day||May 25||May 31|
|Independence Day||July 4*||July 4*|
|Labor Day||September 7||September 6|
|Fall Development Day***||October 27||October 20|
|Veterans Day||November 11||November 11|
|Thanksgiving Break||November 26 - 27**||November 25 - 26**|
|Winter Break||December 19 - January 3||December 17 - January 2|
* Note: Holidays which fall outside of an employee's regularly scheduled shift are unpaid.
** There are no classes scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. or later on the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving Day. However, any class already in progress at 5 p.m. on that Wednesday should be completed. There are no classes scheduled for the Saturday and Sunday immediately following the Thanksgiving break.
If January 2 falls on a Monday, the College will be closed on January 2.
If January 2 falls on a Friday, the College will be closed on January 2, 3, and 4.
If January 2 falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, the College will be open on January 2.
Faculty return dates are subject to the Academic Calendar.
***Development Day for Staff and Faculty - No Classes
Click here for the Summer Guidelines.
The college has a 4 day work week during the summer months. The compressed work week schedule is as follows:
- 2021 - applicable from the week of May 15 through July 30.
The vacation entitlement schedule for twelve month employees is based on years of continuous full-time service. Full-time staff employees with continuous service The accrual schedule is as follows:
- Less than First 5 Years: 1 day of vacation leave for each calendar month.
- Next 5 Years: 1¼ days of vacation leave for each calendar month.
- More than Over 10 Years: 1½ days of vacation leave for each calendar month.
The maximum vacation accrual that can be carried over each calendar year is 400 hours.
Full-time employees accrue one sick day per month. Sick leave shall be cumulative from year to year. Sick leave may also be used for illness or death of father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, child or other close relative or member of the employee's own household. For further information refer to Board Policy #6Hx-18-5.03.
Employees may use a maximum of four personal leave days during each fiscal year to be charged to the employee’s unused sick leave time. Personal leave days do not accumulate from year to year. For further information refer to Board Policy #6Hx-18-5.09.
Sick Leave Pool
The Sick Leave Pool is intended to be used by eligible employees to assist in covering the gap between the exhaustion of all accumulated paid leave and the 90-day waiting period until long-term disability insurance benefits may become effective. Any full-time employee shall be eligible for participation in the Pool provided that the employee has been employed with the college for one (1) year and has accumulated 40 hours of unused sick leave after the employee's donation to the Pool. Participation in the Pool is voluntary. As outlined in Board Policy 6Hx-18-5.031, eligible full-time employees may submit a Sick Leave Pool Enrollment Form during benefits open enrollment which occurs in the month of October each year. Details regarding the program can be found in the Sick Leave Pool Procedures.
A member of the Pool can request time from the Pool in full day increments, if he/she cannot return to work because of a serious health condition, as defined under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the employee has exhausted all accrued leave. In order to request time from the Pool, participants need to complete the Sick Leave Pool Request Form and submit it to the Office of Human Resources with the required medical documentation.
The College will grant up to 12 weeks of family medical leave to eligible employees within a 12-month period. Employees are eligible if they have worked for the College for at least one year and have worked at least 1,250 hours during the past twelve months. Employees may use Family Medical Leave on a continuous or intermittent basis as verified by the physician during the 12-month period that begins on the first date that the employee uses Family Medical Leave. During Family Medical Leave, the College will continue to provide medical, dental, and basic life insurance coverage at the same level of contributions and benefits as before the leave. Family Medical Leave usage will be concurrent with other paid leave and all paid leave must be exhausted before unpaid leave is granted.
The College will grant up to 26 weeks of leave to eligible employees within a 12-month period for the purpose of caring for a family member (spouse, son, daughter, parent or next of kin) for the following purposes: (A) An active duty service member who is recovering from a serious illness or injury sustained in the line of duty. (B) A veteran who is undergoing medical treatment, recuperation or therapy for a serious injury or illness that occurred in the line of duty for five years preceding the date of treatment. For further information refer to Board Policy #6Hx-18-5.131.
An employee is provided coverage for lost wages and medical expenses that result from a job related accident or illness in accordance with the Workers' Compensation laws of the State of Florida.
District Board of Trustees Policy 6Hx-18-5.07 "Illness in the Line of Duty Leave" allows full-time employees up to five (5) duty days of full compensation for absences due to on-the-job illnesses or injuries which are determined necessary by a certified workers' compensation physician. For further information refer to Board Policy #6Hx-18-5.07 and the Worker's Compensation web page.