Worcester State University




Librarians earn 15 sick leave days per year at a rate of
0.057692 hours for each hour on the payroll.

It is important to note that sick leave cannot be used
before it is credited.

Librarians may join the Sick Leave Bank by donating one (1) sick day during the month of October. Notices regarding this benefit are distributed each year by the Payroll & Benefits Office.

There is no limit on the number of sick hours an employee can accumulate. Upon retirement, you are entitled to payment for 20% of your accumulated sick leave.


Every librarian on the payroll on January 1 is credited with three (3) personal leave days (22.5 hours) to be taken by December 31 of that year.

These personal leave hours are credited and available on the first day of employment although it may take more than one pay-cycle before they appear on your pay advice.

Personal days do not accumulate. Any personal days not used before December 31 each year are forfeited.


Vacation status (the rate at which vacation leave is earned) varies according to the length of creditable state service.


Length of Service

Hours earned for each hour paid

Less than 8 yrs 

0.084615 hrs/hr
(22 days per year)

8 yrs, but less than 16 yrs

0.088461 hrs/hr
(23 days per year)

16 yrs, but less than 25 yrs

0.096153 hrs/hr
(25 days per year)

25 yrs or more

0.115384 hrs/hr
(30 days per year)

It is important to note that vacation leave cannot be used
before it is credited.

Employees may not carry more than 64 days (480 hours) of vacation leave. Any hours in excess of 480 on April 1 and October 1 of each year will be converted to sick leave.

Upon your resignation or retirement, you are entitled to payment of any unused vacation leave.

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