To:           Executive Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Vice Presidents, Vice Chancellors, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors and Heads of Schools, Divisions, Departments and Offices

From:       Trenten D. Klingerman, Interim Vice President for Human Resources

Date:        February 18, 2015

Re:           Review of Leave Programs for Faculty and Staff

I am pleased to announce that changes to the University’s leave programs have been approved and will be effective July 1, 2015. Campus-wide communication announcing the changes will begin on Thursday, February 19 and continue over the next several months leading up to July.

As part of the new program, the University is introducing Paid Time Off (PTO) as well as enhancements to bereavement leave, paid parental leave and the addition of a short-term disability plan.

The changes were made in order to simplify the myriad of leave types and policies that currently exist at the University, and to better align leave programs across all categories of faculty and staff. Special attention was given to preserve accumulated vacation and sick leave benefits of our current employees.

The dedicated web page provides more details about the changes and the resources available to help faculty and staff navigate the new program.