Vacation, Paid Leave and Sick Leave

Graduate Assistants and other employees-in-training are not eligible for paid leave benefits such as vacation, personal holidays, and paid sick leave.

Assistants who must miss work because they are sick should follow the procedures established by their hiring department or unit, which may include notifications of supervisors or instructors and the arrangement of substitute instructors. Assistants who miss work because they are sick do not typically have their pay reduced. Extended absences due to illness might require a period of unpaid leave and may or may not be covered under the Family Medical Leave Act.