Human Resources and Payroll



Frequently Asked Questions - Family and Personal Leave

Employees (both faculty and classified staff) participating in the Virginia Sickness and Disability Program (VSDP), are awarded family and personal leave every January 10. Family and personal leave is available to cover absences to care for an ill or injured immediate family member, for your own illness or injury, or to cover an absence for other personal reasons. Approval to use family and personal leave should be sought from your supervisor as far in advance as possible. Family and personal leave is awarded based on years of service. Employees with less than ten years of service are awarded 32 hours of leave and those with ten or more years of service receive 40 hours of leave. Unused leave expires as of January 9 each year. There is no payment of unused family and personal leave at time of separation.