Amended date: 01/01/2021
The University recognizes the need for work/life balance, and as such, provides a generous paid time off for all employees who meet benefit eligibility.
Based on their regularly scheduled hours, full-time Tufts employees are awarded two (2) personal days per fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Part-time and part-year employees (see definition below) receive pro-rated personal days based on their standard work schedule. These days must be used each year and do not accrue. Unused personal days are not paid upon termination. When scheduling a personal day, employees are expected to give their supervisor appropriate business notice.
During the first year of employment, employees hired between July 1 and December 31 will receive two (2) personal days. Employees hired between January 1 and March 30 will receive one (1) personal day. Personal days may not be utilized during the first three months of employment.
Staff: any benefits-eligible employee who has standard hours of 17.5 hours/week or more and is not otherwise covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Postdoctoral scholars’ hiring practices are outlined in the postdoc handbook. Faculty should refer to the by-laws of their primary school affiliation for guidance.
Related Links and Resources:
Postdoctoral Scholars’ Handbook: https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/postdoc/handbook/
This Personal Days Statement is part of the HR Employee Policies and Procedures that can be found at here
Disclaimer: Changes to this policy and the handbook in which it is maintained may be made at any time, at the sole discretion of the University and is not a contract. Employment by the University is at will and either the employee or the University may end the employment relationship at any time.