Vacation leave is credited to employees who are in pay status (working, on paid leave
or on workers’ compensation leave) for one-half or more of the regularly scheduled
workdays and holidays in the pay period.
Sick leave is granted to employees who are in pay status for one half or more of the
regularly scheduled workdays and holidays in the pay period.
NC OSHR: Sick Leave
CSL provides leave-eligible SHRA & EHRA employees paid time off to volunteer in NC
schools, communities, institutions of higher education, NC State agencies, and non-profit
organizations; as long as the employee is not receiving pay for the service. All CSL
must be preapproved by supervisor prior to volunteer event.
NC OSHR: Community Service Leave
Up to eight hours of Personal Observance Leave for full-time employees; part-time
employees, if eligible, will receive a prorated amount based on their number of hours.
Note: Personal Observance Leave is available to leave earning employees (SHRA and
EHRA non-faculty staff) and is now visible on Employee Leave Reports as 'Personal
Obsrv Leave Taken.' Please use this code when recording Personal Observance Leave.
NC OSHR: Personal Leave Observance
80 hours were issued for those in leave earning positions on September 30, 2002. Hours
were pro-rated if work week was less than 40 hours/week and pro-rated if less than
a 12 month appointment.
NOTE: Time may be accrued at different periods
NC OSHR: Bonus Leave (nc.gov)
Special and Bonus Leave are determined each year by the state legislature. In the
past, they have been credited to employees who were actively working. Special and
Bonus Leave has been prorated based on the following criteria:
- Full-time, leave-eligible employees who work less than 12 months
- Permanent, part-time, leave-eligible employees (> .5 FTE)
NC OSHR: Special Annual Leave Bonus
NC OSHR: Special Leave Memo
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 was passed by Congress to balance the demands
of the workplace with the needs of families, to promote the stability and economic
security of families, and to promote national interests in preserving family integrity;
to minimize the potential for employment discrimination on the basis of sex by ensuring
generally that leave is available for eligible medical reasons (including maternity-related
disability) and for compelling family reasons; and to promote the goal of equal employment
opportunity for women and men.
This Act provides reasonable unpaid (1) Family and medical leave for the birth of
a child and to care for the newborn child; for the placement of a child with the employee
for adoption or foster care; for the care of a child, spouse or parent who has a serious
health condition; for the employee’s own serious health condition; (2) Qualifying
Exigency Leave for families of covered members and (3) Military Caregiver Leave.
NC OSHR: Family and Medical Leave (nc.gov)
Paid Parental Leave
Parental Paid leave benefit provides four continuous weeks of Recouperation Leave
for an employee who has given birth and four continuous weeks of Bonding Leave for
both birth and non-birth parents to bond and care for a newborn or newly placed child,
under the age of 18, by adoption, foster care placement or otherwise legally placed.
NOTE: Bonding must be taken within 12 months from birth, adoption or placement of
UNC System Leave Benefits
Voluntary Shared Leave
An employee may donate leave to an employee who has been approved to receive voluntary
shared leave because of a medical condition of the employee or of a member of the
employee’s immediate family that will require the employee’s absence for a prolonged
period of time.
NC OSHR: System Voluntary Shared Leave
Voluntary Shared Leave Application (online or PDF)
Voluntary Shared Leave Donor Form (online or PDF)
Adverse Weather & Emergency Closing