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Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993
Covered employees are eligible for Family Medical Leave if they worked for the college for a total of 12 months AND for at least 1,250 hours during the year preceding the effective date of the leave. The leave year for determining usage of the 12-week entitlement shall be the academic year: September 1 through August 31.

Permissible reasons for taking FMLA Leave: 

Birth of a son or daughter, and to care for the newborn child.

Placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care.

To care for the employee's spouse, domestic partner, son, or daughter (under the age of 18, unless the person is incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability) or parent with a serious health condition, and

Because of a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his/her job.


Any approved leave for illness granted under the university's temporary disability leave provisions which extends beyond five days will be counted as part of the employee's FMLA entitlement, if it qualifies. Authorized absences for medical reasons, paid or unpaid, anticipated and unanticipated, which extend for more than FIVE (5) days will be counted as FMLA leave from the beginning of the absence. A notification of such absences must be made to the Office of Human Resources. However, such notification whether written or oral does not amend or change the continuance of any and all internal college, Board of Trustees, CUNY Rules and Regulations, or other contractual notification requirements currently in effect.

FMLA forms for both the employee and physician are available in the Office of Human Resources or online on the Forms page.



Temporary Disability Leave (Sick Leave)
(PSC/CUNY Agreement, Article 16)
Temporary disability shall be defined as "any temporary physical or mental incapacity, including pregnancy, complications of pregnancy and childbirth."

"Employees covered by this Agreement shall be granted temporary disability leave of twenty (20) calendar days, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and authorized holidays and recesses during each year of service. The unused portions of such temporary disability leave shall be cumulative to a maximum of one hundred and sixty (160) calendar days during which the college is in regular session."



Special Leaves for Child Care
(PSC/CUNY Agreement, Article 16.8)
A member of the instructional staff may be granted a special leave to care for a newborn infant provided he/she has legal responsibility for the care and/or support of the child. Such leaves shall be granted without pay upon notification to the president and application for such leaves. Contact the Office of Human Resources for use of available leave time, if applicable.




Retirement Leaves ("TRAVIA")
(Bylaws. Section13.3 and Section 3107 of the State Education Law)
"Members of the New York City Teachers' Retirement System and members of the permanent instructional staff and lecturers (full-time) with administrative certificates of continuous employment, who announce their bona fide intention to retire shall be granted a retirement leave of absence with full pay consisting of oneself of their accumulated unused temporary disability leave up to a maximum of one semester, or the equivalent number of school days." Retirement leaves can be granted only to individuals who meet the retirements.



Paid Parental Leave


Leave Benefit information


Leave Application



For any additional information on Leaves, please contact the Office of Human Resources.  


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