Paid Leave

Annual leave
Annual leave is paid leave earned and available for use by eligible employees that may be used for any purpose. Requests for annual leave must be pre-approved by the employee’s supervisor. Please read leave policy for details.

Annual Leave
Length of Continuous Service Annual Accrual Rate (100% FTE) Hours: Minutes Accrued Per Pay Period
Regular Nonexempt: Beginning with the Date of Employment through completion of the 1st year 11 3:23 (203 mins)
Beginning with the 2nd year 12 3:42 (222 mins)
Beginning with the 3rd year 13 4:00 (240 mins)
Beginning with the 4th year 14 4:18 (258 mins)
Beginning with the 5th year through completion of the 10th year 15 4:37 (277 mins)
Beginning with the 11th year through completion of the 20th year 20 6:09 (369 mins)
Beginning with the 21st year and thereafter 25 7:42 (462 mins)
Regular Exempt & Faculty: (Note: only 12-month regular faculty earn annual leave) Starting with the 1st month through completion of the 20th year of service 22 6:46 (406 mins)
Starting with the 21st year and thereafter 25 7:42 (462 mins)

Holiday Leave
Holiday leave is a paid leave available to regular employees for the observance of certain holidays, in accordance with the university’s official holiday calendar. Eligible regular employees earn 14 days of Holiday Leave per year, 15 in a year of a general or Congressional election. Please read leave policy for details.

Personal Leave
Eligible employees are granted 3 Personal Leave days per calendar year, to be used for any purpose. Nonexempt requires prior approval of the supervisor; exempt requires the supervisor be provided prior notification. Please note that only 12-month regular faculty earns personal leave. Please read leave policy for details.

Sick Leave
Sick leave is paid leave granted to regular employees in an effort to provide some protection against the loss of earnings due to absences for certain health and related reasons. A full-time regular employee earns sick leave at the rate of 15 days per year (4 hours and 37 minutes each pay period). Please note that sick leave earning for 9-month faculty is prorated based on an academic year. Please read leave policy for details.

Parental Leave
The UMD Policy on Parental Leave for Staff is a family-friendly policy intended to help staff balance the demands of work and family following the birth or adoption of a child.  Parental Leave is a leave assurance policy that can provide eligible regular staff with at least one (1) year of service a period of up to eight (8) weeks of leave for the birth or adoption of a child under the age of six during the first six (6) months following birth or final placement for adoption.

For more information see the Parental Leave page.