Leave Policies that Apply to Specific Staff Groups
The Sabbatical Leaves (I.A.5) policy provides detailed provisions for sabbatical leaves of absence. See https://www.purdue.edu/policies/academic-research-affairs/ia5.html.
Tenured members of the faculty of the University are eligible for consideration for sabbatical leave. Normally, only full-time service in the tenured/tenure-track professorial rank will be counted toward eligibility for sabbatical leave.
For tenured academic-year faculty members, sabbatical leaves may be granted as follows:
- After a minimum of six semesters of service: one semester at half pay.
- After a minimum of 12 semesters of service: one semester at full pay or two semesters at half pay, with pay adjusted proportionately for intermediate periods.
- After a minimum of 18 semesters of service: one semester at full pay and one semester at half pay, with pay adjusted proportionately for intermediate periods.
- After a minimum of 24 semesters of service: two semesters at full pay.
For tenured fiscal-year faculty members, sabbatical leaves may be granted as follows:
- After a minimum of three years of service: six months at half pay.
- After a minimum of six years of service: six months at full pay or up to one year at half pay, with pay adjusted proportionately for intermediate periods of time.
- After a minimum of nine years of service: nine months at full pay.
- After a minimum of 12 years of service: 12 months at full pay.
Normally, for both academic- and fiscal-year faculty members, sabbatical leave is taken over a period of consecutive months. When it is in the best interest of the University as determined by the Provost or Chancellor (or designee), sabbatical leave may be split into noncontinuous segments, as long as all granted leave is completed within 18 months and does not exceed the total time limits established above.
As each sabbatical ends, a new waiting period begins in accordance with the above sections. Please review the policy for complete details.
Paid Personal Business Days
Members of the faculty, continuing lecturers, and management/administrative/professional staff are eligible for up to three paid personal business days in a fiscal year. The purpose of the paid personal business days is to permit employees to conduct personal business that cannot be taken care of outside regular business hours (e.g., financial matters, legal matters or critical family responsibilities).
Employees will be paid their regular salary for each personal business day. Personal business days may not be used to supplement vacation. They may, however, be used to supplement any other leave of absence if the employee has exhausted his or her accrued, unused leave under that policy.