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Reminder: Staff Paid Time Off

To the University Community

As you are aware, the University adopted a new Paid Time Off policy that went into effect July 1, 1997 (Almanac June 17, 1997).

This is a reminder that we are more than halfway through our transitional year which will end June 30, 1998. During this period between July 1, 1997 and June 30, 1998 staff members are able to use the Paid Time Off distribution received on May 1, 1997 or July 1, 1997 under the old policy, and the Paid Time Off now earned monthly. There is no restriction on the maximum balance of Paid Time Off days during this transitional year.

Please remember that effective July 1, 1998, staff members, regardless of years of service, may only maintain a maximum balance of 24 Paid Time Off days. As of July 1, 1998, if a staff member has a balance of 24 Paid Time Off days, he/she will not earn any additional days until the balance is less than 24 days.

Staff members are required to obtain prior supervisory approval for paid time off unless there are other departmental procedures. Additionally, staff members are encouraged to continue to track and plan their own Paid Time Off. If you have any questions concerning your Paid Time Off balances, please discuss them with your supervisor. Staff members in collective bargaining units should refer to the terms and conditions of their specific contracts.

Additional information regarding the new Paid Time Off Policy is available at

-- Office of the Vice President for Human Resources

Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, February 10, 1998, Volume 44, Number 21