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Personal Days Policy

The University's Personal Days Policy provides regular full-time exempt and non-exempt staff with a bank of days off with pay for the following types of absences:
  • Occasional sickness or non-work related accident or injury;
  • Personal business needs, medical or dental appointments;
  • Sickness or death in the family;
  • Severe weather conditions;
  • Special religious observances; or
  • Any absence(s) mutually arranged between the supervisor and the employee.
Note: Two of these days may be used for holidays that the University does not recognize.

Staff will be allotted an initial bank of three personal days at the onset of the fiscal year (July 1), and will then be allotted one day (seven or eight hours, based on the normal work schedule) per completed month worked, not to exceed eight days in a fiscal year. Eligibility for personal days occurs after successful completion of orientation status. There is no prorating of accumulation for partial calendar months of service.

Personal days balances will be maintained in hours and quarter hours. An absence for a partial day may be paid using personal days and the staff member's personal days balance will be charged accordingly. Final approval regarding staff requests for personal days rests with the supervisor.

The expectation under the Personal Days Policy is that staff will cooperate with departmental scheduling requirements and established University attendance guidelines, including notification and reporting procedures.

Personal days will not be allotted during any type of leave of absence.

Personal days may not be used to lengthen approved vacation time.

There is no pay in lieu of personal days not taken or payment of personal days balance(s) upon termination.

Questions regarding this policy should be directed to your designated HR Service Partner.

This page is designed to summarize the University of Hartford's Personal Days Policy. It is not intended to be all inclusive. Where there are differences between the provisions of this website and more specific statements contained in University files (such as plan documents), those statements shall control.
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