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Lehman College Human Resources

Full-Time Teaching Instructional Staff


For full-time teaching members of the faculty who have taught for a full year and effective August 25, 2006, instructional staff members appointed on or after September 1, 1998 as full-time counselors or to other student personnel assignments, except in the HEO series, the period of annual leave is from the day subsequent to the June commencement until the thirtieth of August following such commencement or an equivalent consecutive period.

For members of the Instructional Staff who, prior to January 1, 1988, are employed full-time as Librarians or in the Registrar series and who continue to be employed as Librarians or in the Registrar series, there shall be 30 work days of annual leave.


Members of the Instructional Staff who are appointed full-time as Librarians on or after January 1, 1988 shall accrue annual leave at the following rates:
Year of Service Yearly Allowance
During the 1st year of service : 20 days
During the 2nd through 11th year of service and thereafter: 20 days plus one additional day for each year of service to a maximum of 30 days

For more detailed information, refer to the PSC/CUNY Collective Bargaining agreement, Article 14 on Leaves and Holidays.

Sick Leave

Each year, you will earn 20 calendar days of temporary disability leave, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and authorized holidays and recesses. The unused portions of temporary disability leave can be accumulated to a maximum of 160 calendar days. Sick leave is earned only after a full month of service and no accruals are granted for service of less than a calendar month.

Unscheduled Holidays

Only instructional staff members employed as Librarians will accrue unscheduled holidays. There are 4 unscheduled holidays (personal days) during the period September 1–August 31 of each year. Unscheduled holidays may not be carried over to the next year.

Bereavement Leave

Effective August 25, 2016, all full-time instructional staff members shall be entitled to up to four days of paid bereavement leave for a death in the immediate family (defined as spouse, domestic partner, parent, step-parent, father-in-law, mother-in-law, child, stepchild, sibling, grandparent or grandchild). Proof of bereavement shall be provided upon request made by the department chair, supervisor, or the College Human Resources Department.  When the death in an employee's immediate family occurs while the employee is on annual leave or sick leave such time as is excusable for death in the family shall not be charged annual leave or sick leave.